La Almenara mountain range-Cape Cope

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description (baseline)
Low mountains including a coastal section. The main habitats are scrub, orchards, Pinus halepensis woodland and arable crops. Human activities include hunting, forestry and agriculture.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for raptors and steppic species. The site holds a new population of Bucanetes githagineus.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from the abandonment of traditional crops and an increase use of crops grown under plastic, increasing use of game fences and the creation of new tracks.

Protected areas
National Low International None250 ha of IBA covered by Regional Park (Cabo Cope-Puntas Calnegre, 2,936 ha). 1,960 ha of IBA covered by Protected Landscape (Sierra de las Moreras, 1,960 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: La Almenara mountain range-Cape Cope. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.