Iruelas valley

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: A1, A4ii, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 12,539 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 not assessed very high high
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Site description (2000 baseline)
A mountain valley with numerous gorges and streams. The dominant vegetation is scrub and Pinus forest with small areas of Quercus and Castanea woodland and riverine forest. The main human activities are forestry, hunting and livestock-farming.

Key biodiversity
An important area for resident raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila adalberti (resident).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Iruelas valley. Downloaded from on 11/12/2023.