Montsant and Prades mountains

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
An area of low coastal mountains with many cliffs. The site has extensive Pinus forests and large areas of scrub. Agricultural areas are mainly used for olive-groves, vineyards and orchards. The main human activities are hunting, forestry, and agriculture.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for resident raptors.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from abandonment of traditional land management, erection of powerlines, disturbance from recreational activities, particularly off-road driving, and illegal hunting and poisoning.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Montsant and Prades mountains. Downloaded from on 28/03/2023.