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Montagut and Montmell mountains


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
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 2009 min 34 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata LC resident 2010 4-9 breeding pairs 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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 very high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information poor

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Energy production and mining renewable energy happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) Not assessed Not assessed low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tossal Gros de Miramar Plan Especial de Protección (PEIN) 1,478 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sistema Prelitoral Central Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 19,649 protected area contained by site 17,338
Sistema prelitoral central Plan Especial de Protección (PEIN) 18,171 protected area contained by site 0
Sistema Prelitoral Central Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 19,649 protected area contained by site 0
Riu Gaià-Albereda de Santes Creus Plan Especial de Protección (PEIN) 2,998 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Riu Gaià Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,990 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Riu Gaià Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,990 protected area is adjacent to site 0
El Montmell-Marmellar Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 9,333 protected area overlaps with site 5,562
El Montmell-Marmellar Plan Especial de Protección (PEIN) 9,333 protected area overlaps with site 0
El Montmell-Marmellar Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 9,333 protected area overlaps with site 0
Capçaleres del Foix Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,177 protected area overlaps with site 1,269
Capçaleres del Foix Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,177 protected area overlaps with site 0
Capçaleres del Foix Plan Especial de Protección (PEIN) 2,177 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Montagut and Montmell mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/05/2022.