IBA criteria met: A1, A3, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 46,701 ha
Site description (baseline)
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.
Breeding birds include four of the 20 species in Europe that are restricted to the Mediterranean biome (when breeding).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mountain range and saltpans at Cabo de Gata. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/1835 on 01/06/2023.