Upper Ebro and Rudrón canyons

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4ii, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 74,500 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 very high not assessed low
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Site description
The area comprises the canyons of the Rivers Ebro and Rudrón with high limestone cliffs. The vegetation is diverse and includes deciduous forest, evergreen forest, and alluvial forest at the base of the cliffs and low open scrub elsewhere. The main human activities are livestock-farming, arable agriculture and hunting.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for cliff-nesting raptors, particularly Gyps fulvus and Hieraaetus fasciatus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Upper Ebro and Rudrón canyons. Downloaded from on 27/10/2020.