Current view: Text account
Year of compilation: 2000
Site description (baseline)
A small mountain range to the south-east of Pamplona, with limestone cliffs, Quercus
, scrub and Pinus
plantations. The area is grazed by sheep.
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.
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).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Izaga crag. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/1760 on 06/06/2023.