East Gata mountain range

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
A mountain range in northern Extremadura. The vegetation consists of Pinus pinaster plantations, scrub and grassland. There are also some olive-groves and orchards. The main human activities are livestock-farming and forestry.

Key biodiversity
An important site for resident raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila adalberti (resident).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Afforestation with Pinus plantations, fires, and new road construction are the main threats to the site.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: East Gata mountain range. Downloaded from on 30/11/2023.