A large valley, crossed by River Tiétar, with dehesas, Pinus woodland and grassland. The northern part of the IBA is mountainous with Quercus woodland, Pinus plantations, scrub and alpine grassland. The main human activities are forestry, cattle-grazing, hunting and tourism.
This is an important site for breeding raptors and Ciconia nigra. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aegypius monachus (non-breeding).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from urban development, infrastructure development, inappropriate forest management, agricultural intensification, forest fires and overgrazing.
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BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tietar valley. Downloaded from
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