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Central ranges of the Cantabric mountains


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2011

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Grey Partridge Perdix perdix LC resident 2010 min 40 breeding pairs C6
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus LC resident 2010 min 10 males C6
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 2008 2-4 breeding pairs A1, C1, C6
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC resident 2008 12-13 breeding pairs B2, C6
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius LC resident 2010 min 20 breeding pairs C6
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius LC resident 2010 min 10 breeding pairs C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tejo de Santibañez de la Fuente Monumento Natural 14 protected area contained by site 0
Ruta del Alba Monumento Natural 1 protected area contained by site 0
Rioseco National Game Reserve 150 protected area contained by site 150
Ríos Negro y Aller Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 136 protected area overlaps with site 26
Redes Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 37,805 protected area overlaps with site 0
Redes Parque Natural 37,702 protected area overlaps with site 0
Redes Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 37,805 protected area overlaps with site 32,336
Redes UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 37,803 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ponga-Amieva Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 5,559 protected area overlaps with site 22,908
Ponga-Amieva Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 28,101 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ponga-Amieva Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 28,101 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ponga- Amieva - ES0000316 Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 28,102 protected area overlaps with site 22,870
Ponga National Game Reserve 20,082 protected area contained by site 20,082
Ponga Parque Natural 20,505 protected area overlaps with site 0
Piloña National Game Reserve 10,492 protected area overlaps with site 1,500
Picos De Europa En Castilla y León Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 101,219 protected area overlaps with site 0
Picos de Europa en Castilla y León Parque Regional 101,336 protected area overlaps with site 0
Picos de Europa en Castilla y León Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 101,219 protected area overlaps with site 9,779
Picos de Europa Parque Nacional 67,127 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Picos De Europa Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 23,778 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Picos de Europa Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 23,778 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Montaña Central De León Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 34,608 protected area overlaps with site 16,718
Las Ubiñas-La Mesa Parque Natural 45,163 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Foces de El Pino Monumento Natural 76 protected area contained by site 0
El Tabayón de Mongayo Monumento Natural 10 protected area contained by site 0
El Cabo Peñas Paisaje Protegido 5,912 protected area overlaps with site 30,000
Cueva Deboyo Monumento Natural 2 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cuencas Mineras Paisaje Protegido 13,156 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cuencas Mineras Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 13,226 protected area overlaps with site 5,180
Caso National Game Reserve 29,834 protected area contained by site 29,834
Aller-Lena Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 13,266 protected area overlaps with site 13,139

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Scrub, Heathland -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland, Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Raised bogs -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Central ranges of the Cantabric mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/08/2022.