The site includes deciduous montane forests, heathlands, peatbogs, scree and rocky slopes.
The site is important for montane and Mediterranean species, including Aquila chrysaetos, Circaetus gallicus, Circus cyaneus, Circus pygargus, Sylvia undata, Emberiza hortulana, Caprimulgus europaeus and Lanius collurio.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
High numbers of tourists, the abandonment of cattle-grazing and intensified forest management are threatening the site.
National Partial International NonePart of IBA covered by Biological State Reserve. Part of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (le Caroux).