Izaga crag

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description (baseline)
A small mountain range to the south-east of Pamplona, with limestone cliffs, Quercus and Fagus, scrub and Pinus plantations. The area is grazed by sheep.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for cliff-nesting raptors, particularly Gyps fulvus. Gypaetus barbatus has recently started breeding.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Intensive forest management, afforestation with plantations, fires, overgrazing and hunting are major threats in the IBA. A management plan has existed since 1995.

Protected areas
National Partial International High314 ha of IBA covered by Wild Fauna Reserve (Peña Izaga, 314 ha). 1,746 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Peña Izaga, 1,746 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Izaga crag. Downloaded from on 06/06/2023.