The site contains extensive areas of dehesa areas and also grasslands and scrub. A small reservoir lies within the site. The main human activities are livestock-farming, hunting and cork harvesting (`Other' land-use).
An important site for raptors, steppic birds and wintering Grus grus.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Montánchez mountain range-Cornalvo reservoir. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/06/2019.