Arribes del Duero Natural Park

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Arribes del Duero
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Fermoselle, Los Arribes.jpg
Location Salamanca and Zamora provinces, Castile and León, Spain
Nearest city Salamanca or Zamora
Coordinates 41°19′25″N 6°23′00″W / 41.32361°N 6.38333°W / 41.32361; -6.38333Coordinates: 41°19′25″N 6°23′00″W / 41.32361°N 6.38333°W / 41.32361; -6.38333
Area 106.105 ha
Established April 11, 2002
Visitors 39.540 (in 2010)
Governing body Castile and León
http://www.patrimonionatural.org/ren.php?espacio_id=6

Arribes del Duero Natural Park is a protected area in western Spain, covering 106.105 ha in the autonomous community of Castile and León. In this area the river Duero forms the national boundary between Spain and Portugal, and the Portugal side is also protected under the figure of International Douro Natural Park. The most notable characteristics of this natural space are its biodiversity and range of watercourses, which have eroded deep valleys and vertiginous precipices. This landscape is known as Arribes, from where the reserve name come.


Fauna[edit]

The park is a Special Protection Area, recognised by European Union for birds such as the Black Stork.

The Douro Natural Park

See also[edit]