Year of compilation: 2000
An area to the west of Badajoz with open dehesas alternating with grasslands and cereal crops.
This is an important area for steppic species and wintering Grus grus
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The most important threat to the site is a plan to create the Alqueva reservoir in Portugal. Rain following a recent drought has caused widespread erosion. The area is generally overgrazed.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Villanueva del Fresno. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2022.