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La Almenara mountain range-Cape Cope


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
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN non-breeding 2006 max 61 individuals A1, B1i, C1, C2
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 2003 min 7 breeding pairs C6
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata LC resident 2004 7 breeding pairs C2, C6
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax LC resident 2011 16-46 breeding pairs C6
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus LC resident 2003 min 15 breeding pairs 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)
Valles submarinos del Escarpe de Mazarrón Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 154,082 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sierra de las Moreras Paisaje Protegido 1,712 protected area overlaps with site 1,960
Sierra de las Moreras Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,504 protected area overlaps with site 1,356
Sierra de Almenara Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 19,415 protected area overlaps with site 12,571
Lagunas de las Moreras Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 73 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lagunas de las Moreras Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 72 protected area overlaps with site 0
Isla Cueva de Lobos Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 28 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Franja Litoral Sumergida de la Región de Murcia Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 13,468 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Calnegre Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 781 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cabo Cope y Puntas de Calnegre Parque Regional 2,665 protected area overlaps with site 250
Cabo Cope Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 240 protected area overlaps with site 241
Almenara-Moreras-Cabo Cope Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 22,201 protected area overlaps with site 15,772

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland -
Shrubland Scrub, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Desert Semidesert -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Ruderal land -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
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Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: La Almenara mountain range-Cape Cope. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/05/2022.