An arid depression between the Sierra de los Filabres and the Sierra Alhamilla, with seasonal rivers and cliffs. There is sparse scrub and steppic vegetation and much bare ground. The main human activities are tourism, hunting and film making.
This is an important area for steppic birds.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Threats are from a new road, the use of poison baits, and erosion.
National Partial International Partial11,625 ha of IBA covered by Natural Landscape (Desierto de Tabernas, 11,625 ha). 11,625 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Desierto de Tabernas, 11,625 ha).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tabernas desert. Downloaded from
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