Moratalla mountain range

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A group of limestone mountains crossed by deep valleys. There is cultivation in the valleys and mixed forest, Quercus forest and scrub in the mountains. The main human activity is livestock-farming.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for species characteristic of Mediterranean forest and scrub.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat is from forest fires. Persecution of Hieraaetus fasciatus has led to its extinction in the site.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Moratalla mountain range. Downloaded from on 20/03/2023.