A limestone canyon with Populus plantations and Salix and Ulmus woodland along the river. The valley sides are covered by scrub and dry grasslands. The main human activities are hunting, forestry, agriculture and sheep-grazing.
An important site for cliff-nesting raptors and Chersophilus duponti.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Duratón canyon. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/05/2020.