Jaén countryside

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
An area of cereal crops and olive-groves.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for steppic species. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Tetrax tetrax (resident) and Otis tarda (breeding).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from the conversion of cereal crops to olive-groves, which led to the extinction of Otis tarda from the site, infrastructure development and drought.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jaén countryside. Downloaded from on 19/08/2019.