|IBA conservation status|
|Year of assessment (most recent)||State (condition)||Pressure (threat)||Response (action)|
|2005||not assessed||low||not assessed|
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Site description (2002 baseline)
A medium-sized mountain range with rolling hills covered with scrub and conifer plantations. There is a sharp difference in vegetation-types between the northern and southern slopes, with the former having a colder and more continental microclimate, while the latter is more Mediterranean in character.
An important area for breeding raptors, being one of only two breeding sites known for Aegypius monachus in Portugal in recent years.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Malcata mountains. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/malcata-mountains-iba-portugal on 04/10/2023.