An area of low coastal mountains with many cliffs. The site has extensive Pinus forests and large areas of scrub. Agricultural areas are mainly used for olive-groves, vineyards and orchards. The main human activities are hunting, forestry, and agriculture.
This is an important area for resident raptors.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from abandonment of traditional land management, erection of powerlines, disturbance from recreational activities, particularly off-road driving, and illegal hunting and poisoning.
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BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Montsant and Prades mountains. Downloaded from
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