Gredos and Candelario mountain ranges

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: A1, B1i, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 186,202 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 not assessed high low
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Site description (2000 baseline)
A mountain range in the Sistema Central. The dominant vegetation-types are Quercus woodland, Pinus plantations, Genista and Cytisus scrub, and alpine grassland. Human activities include forestry, cattle-grazing in summer pastures, hunting and tourism.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for forest- and cliff-nesting raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aegypius monachus (3 resident pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Gredos and Candelario mountain ranges. Downloaded from on 08/12/2023.