Mountains with cliffs, extensive Pinus forests, small Quercus woodlands, grasslands and extensive areas of scrub. The main human activities are game hunting, forestry, sheep-grazing, apiculture (`Other' land-use, below) and tourism.
This is an important site for breeding raptors.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from the large numbers of tourists visiting the area and infrastructure developments in the Guadalquivir valley. The site has a management plan. Conservation activities have included the reintroduction of Gypaetus barbatus. This is one of the largest protected areas in Europe.
National High International Partial76,000 ha of IBA covered by National Game Reserve (Sierras de Cazorla y Segura, 76,000 ha). 214,300 ha of IBA covered by Natural Park (Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas, 214,300 ha). 12,000 ha of IBA covered by Natural Park (Sierra de Castril, 12,265 ha). 214,300 ha of IBA covered by Biosphere Reserve (Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas, 214,300 ha). 214,300 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y las Villas, 214,300 ha).