IBA criteria met: A1, B2, C1, C6 (2002)
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Area: 76,578 ha
|IBA conservation status|
|Year of assessment (most recent)||Threat (pressure)||Condition (state)||Action (response)|
|2005||low||not assessed||not assessed|
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Site description (baseline)
This recently designated Natural Park includes a stretch of the lower Guadiana valley and the surrounding areas, close to the south-east border of Portugal. The valley is steep, with cliffs and sclerophyllous scrub. In the remaining areas there are mainly steppic habitats, non-intensive cereal fields and scrub.
An important area for breeding raptors, especially cliff-nesting species, but with good numbers of some birds of steppic habitats and of wetlands as well. Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Circaetus gallicus (1-5 pairs).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: River Guadiana. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/373 on 04/06/2023.