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La Safor and North Alicante mountain ranges


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
Stock Dove Columba oenas LC resident 1995 360 breeding pairs B3
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 2010 min 15 breeding pairs C6
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC resident 2008 min 4 breeding pairs C6
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata LC resident 2009 4-6 breeding pairs C2, C6
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster LC breeding 1995 230 breeding pairs B2
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax LC resident 1995 100 breeding pairs B2

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)
Valls de la Marina Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 16,061 protected area overlaps with site 1,379
Solana del Benicadell Paisaje Protegido 900 protected area contained by site 0
Sima Sancho Cuevas 1 protected area contained by site 0
Sima Pilar Cuevas 1 protected area contained by site 0
Sima Pablo Puchol Cuevas 1 protected area contained by site 0
Sima del Toro Cuevas 1 protected area contained by site 0
Sima Aldaia Cuevas 1 protected area contained by site 0
Sierra Mariola Parque Natural 22,531 protected area contained by site 0
Serres del Montdúver i Marxuquera Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 7,582 protected area contained by site 0
Serres de Mariola i el Carrascar de la Font Roja Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 19,946 protected area contained by site 0
Serres de Mariola i el Carrascal de la Font Roja (ZEPA) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 22,952 protected area contained by site 19,946
Serres de Mariola i el Carrascal de la Font Roja (ZEPA) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 22,952 protected area contained by site 22,952
Serra de Quatretonda Paraje Natural Municipal 1,676 protected area overlaps with site 0
Serra de la Safor Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,515 protected area overlaps with site 1,679
Serra de l`Ombria-Pou Clar Paraje Natural Municipal 2,858 protected area overlaps with site 0
Serpis Paisaje Protegido 12,741 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sant Pasqual-Torretes Paraje Natural Municipal 69 protected area contained by site 0
Racó de Sant Bonaventura-Canalons Paraje Natural Municipal 18 protected area contained by site 0
Parpalló-Borrell Paraje Natural Municipal 550 protected area contained by site 0
Ombría del Benicadell Paisaje Protegido 2,103 protected area contained by site 0
Muntanyes de la Marina Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 43,118 protected area overlaps with site 3,158
Montdúver-Marjal de la Safor Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 9,218 protected area overlaps with site 0
Marjal de la Safor Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,245 protected area overlaps with site 0
Marjal de la Safor Zonas Húmedas 1,226 protected area overlaps with site 0
Maigmó i Serres de la Foia de Castalla (ZEPA) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 19,564 protected area overlaps with site 1,661
Maigmó i Serres de la Foia de Castalla Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 13,823 protected area overlaps with site 1,661
Font del Baladre-Fontanars-Riu d`Agress Paraje Natural Municipal 15 protected area overlaps with site 0
El Surar Paraje Natural Municipal 837 protected area contained by site 0
Cova Juliana Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1 protected area contained by site 1
Cova Juliana Cuevas 1 protected area contained by site 0
Cova dels Orgues Cuevas 1 protected area contained by site 0
Cova del Forat Cuevas 1 protected area contained by site 0
Cova del Bolomor Cuevas 1 protected area contained by site 0
Cova de les Rates Penades (Rotova) Cuevas 1 protected area contained by site 0
Cova de les Rates Penades (Ròtova) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1 protected area contained by site 0
Cova de les Meravelles (Cocentaina) Cuevas 1 protected area contained by site 0
Cova de la Sarsa Cuevas 1 protected area contained by site 0
Cova de l`Aigua (Quatretonda) Cuevas 1 protected area contained by site 0
Carrascal de la Font Roja Parque Natural 2,298 protected area contained by site 2,450
Avenc del Simarro Cuevas 1 protected area contained by site 0
Avenc de la Donzella Cuevas 1 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

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

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 Safor and North Alicante mountain ranges. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/05/2022.