Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C3, C6 (2011)
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Area: 32,682 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 high not assessed high
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Site description
An large, semi-arid, treeless plain in the north-east of Zamora province. Mainly non-irrigated arable cultivation with patches of grassland between the cultivated fields and surrounding seasonal saline lagoons.

Key biodiversity
This is a very important area for breeding steppic species. The lagoons are important for breeding and passage waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Tetrax tetrax (40 breeding individuals).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Villafáfila. Downloaded from on 21/01/2021.