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Rivers Cabriel and Júcar canyons


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2011

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT resident 2009 35-60 individuals A1, C1
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 2009 13-33 breeding pairs B2, C6
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 2009 30-45 breeding pairs B2, C6
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC resident 2008 min 25 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata LC resident 2009 30-50 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster LC breeding 1997 300 breeding pairs B2
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax LC resident 1997 100 breeding pairs B2

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
ZEPA hoces del Cabriel, Guadazaón y ojos de Moya Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,508 protected area overlaps with site 16,733
Valle de Ayora y Sierra del Boquerón Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 16,825 protected area contained by site 16,825
Sierras de Martés y el Ave Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 35,242 protected area overlaps with site 21,475
Sierra de Martés-Muela de Cortes Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 14,585 protected area overlaps with site 72,548
Sierra de Malacara Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 15,066 protected area overlaps with site 3,409
Riu Xúquer Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 371 protected area overlaps with site 41
Muela de Cortes y el Caroche Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 61,519 protected area overlaps with site 27,814
Muela de Cortes National Game Reserve 36,009 protected area overlaps with site 30,000
Hoces del Río Júcar Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 78 protected area overlaps with site 9,972
Hoces del río Júcar Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 17,447 protected area overlaps with site 9,811
Hoces del Cabriel, Guadazaón y ojos de Moya Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 63,296 protected area overlaps with site 16,728
Hoces del Cabriel en Cuenca Natural Reserve 1,662 protected area contained by site 1,662
Hoces del Cabriel (ZEPA) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 18,777 protected area contained by site 13,224
Hoces del Cabriel (ZEPA) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 18,777 protected area overlaps with site 21,489

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs -
Artificial - terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rivers Cabriel and Júcar canyons. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2019.