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

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 high not assessed low
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Site description
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 Areas factsheet: Gredos and Candelario mountain ranges. Downloaded from on 29/01/2023.