Ría de Arosa (O Grove) estuary

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2 (2011)
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Area: 2,561 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 very high not assessed negligible
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Site description
A small harbour to the south of the Ría de Arosa, with large intertidal mudflats and sandbanks. Human activities include fishing, shellfish collecting and tourism.

Key biodiversity
This is an important wintering and passage site for waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ría de Arosa (O Grove) estuary. Downloaded from on 19/01/2021.