Gistreo and Coto mountain ranges

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 87,346 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 high not assessed negligible
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Site description
A mountainous area in the southern part of the Cordillera Cantábrica, with slopes covered by scrub, grassland, and deciduous woodland. Human activities include cattle-grazing, game hunting and forestry.

Key biodiversity
This is a very important site for breeding alpine and forest species, particularly Perdix perdix hispaniensis and forest raptors.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gistreo and Coto mountain ranges. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023.