The site includes an area of undulating plains dissected by steep-sided rivers. The main vegetation-types are dry grassland, garrigue, arable cultivation and patches of dehesa. The main human activities include livestock-farming, arable agriculture and game hunting.
This is an important site for steppic birds, also passage Ciconia nigra and wintering Grus grus. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila adalberti (resident).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from agricultural intensification and urbanization. A management plan exists.
National None International Partial48,000 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Llanos de Cáceres y Sierra de Fuentes, 48,000 ha).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Plain between Cáceres and Trujillo-Aldea del Cano. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 26/05/2020.