Antequera mountain range-El Chorro

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A low mountain range to the north of Málaga. The IBA has been largely deforested, with some patches of Quercus and Pinus woodland. The slopes are heavily cultivated with perennial crops. Remaining areas are dominated by scrub.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for cliff-nesting raptors.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from the high hunting pressure and the use of poison (`Other' threats, below), powerlines and tourism development.

Protected areas
National Partial International Low2,016 ha of IBA covered by Natural Landscape (Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, 2,016 ha). 1,171 ha of IBA covered by Natural Landscape (Torcal de Antequera, 1,171 ha). 1,710 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Torcal de Antequera, 1,710 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Antequera mountain range-El Chorro. Downloaded from on 25/06/2022.