|IBA conservation status|
|Year of assessment (most recent)||State (condition)||Pressure (threat)||Response (action)|
|2005||not assessed||low||not assessed|
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Site description (2002 baseline)
Steep valleys with cliffs and Mediterranean scrub, located at the eastern border of central Portugal. The riverbed is much wider than it was 25 years ago, due to the construction of a large dam, and now allows the small-boat traffic of professional fishermen and recreational purposes.This site includes a great diversity of habitats that hold a wide mediterranean animal and vegetal diversity.
This area has a great value due to its wide diversity of species, withh special importance of cliff-nesting species and some steppic birds in plain areas. This site holds the greates population in Portugal of ciconia nigra and a significative proportion of large raptors. Also it is the only place in Portugal with breeding Aegypius monachus and still it is possible to found a Pterocles alchata.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Upper River Tejo. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/upper-river-tejo-iba-portugal on 22/09/2023.