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Mountain range and saltpans at Cabo de Gata


Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 46,100 ha

Protection status:

SEO/BirdLife

Site description
The site includes coastal mountains with dry vegetation and an area of saltpans, that supports steppe vegetation. The main human activities are arable and livestock-farming, salt production and tourism.

Key biodiversity
Breeding birds include four of the 20 species in Europe that are restricted to the Mediterranean biome (when breeding).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mountain range and saltpans at Cabo de Gata. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/04/2019.