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Mountain ranges of Ronda, Bermeja and Crestellina


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2011

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata LC resident 2009 min 15 breeding pairs B2, C2
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus LC breeding 2009 min 50 breeding pairs B1iii, B2, C2, C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Valle del Río del Genal Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 23,555 protected area overlaps with site 8,820
Valle del Río del Genal Zona de Importancia Comunitaria ZIC (ZEPA/ZEC) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sierras de Alcaparaín y Aguas Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,623 protected area overlaps with site 2,077
Sierras de Alcaparain y Aguas Zona de Importancia Comunitaria ZIC (ZEPA/ZEC) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sierras Bermeja y Real Zona de Importancia Comunitaria ZIC (ZEPA/ZEC) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sierras Bermeja y Real Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 30,824 protected area overlaps with site 22,472
Sierra de las Nieves Zona de Importancia Comunitaria ZIC (ZEPA/ZEC) 0 protected area contained by site 0
Sierra de Las Nieves Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 20,132 protected area contained by site 20,151
Sierra de las Nieves Parque Natural 20,163 protected area contained by site 18,530
Sierra de Las Nieves Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 20,132 protected area contained by site 0
Sierra Crestellina Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 490 protected area contained by site 0
Sierra Crestellina Paraje Natural 477 protected area contained by site 478
Sierra Crestellina Zona de Importancia Comunitaria ZIC (ZEPA/ZEC) 0 protected area contained by site 0
Sierra Crestellina Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 490 protected area contained by site 496
Sierra Blanquilla Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,547 protected area contained by site 1,438
Sierra Blanquilla Zona de Importancia Comunitaria ZIC (ZEPA/ZEC) 0 protected area contained by site 0
Sierra Blanca Zona de Importancia Comunitaria ZIC (ZEPA/ZEC) 0 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sierra Blanca Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 6,548 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Serranía de Ronda National Game Reserve 21,982 protected area overlaps with site 1,000
Río Verde Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 226 protected area overlaps with site 108
Río Verde Zona de Importancia Comunitaria ZIC (ZEPA/ZEC) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Río Manilva Zona de Importancia Comunitaria ZIC (ZEPA/ZEC) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Río Manilva Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 37 protected area overlaps with site 0
Río Guadalevín Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 66 protected area overlaps with site 8
Río Guadalevin Zona de Importancia Comunitaria ZIC (ZEPA/ZEC) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Río Guadaiza Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 49 protected area overlaps with site 1
Río Guadaiza Zona de Importancia Comunitaria ZIC (ZEPA/ZEC) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pinsapo de las Escaleretas Monumento Natural 1 protected area contained by site 0
Nacimiento del Rio Genal Monumento Natural 1 protected area contained by site 0
Mirador Cuenca del Rio Turon-Mirador del Guarda Forestal Monumento Natural 1 protected area contained by site 0
Los Reales de Sierra Bermeja Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,213 protected area contained by site 1,214
Los Reales de Sierra Bermeja Paraje Natural 1,236 protected area contained by site 1,236
Los Reales de Sierra Bermeja Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,213 protected area contained by site 0
Los Reales de Sierra Bermeja Zona de Importancia Comunitaria ZIC (ZEPA/ZEC) 0 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Shrubland Scrub, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mountain ranges of Ronda, Bermeja and Crestellina. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/05/2022.