Mountain ranges south of Jaén

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: B2, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 203,794 ha

Protection status:


Site description
A mountainous area dominated by maquis, Quercus forest and olive-groves. The main human activities are livestock-farming and hunting.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for breeding raptors, particularly Hieraaetus fasciatus. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (18-21 breeding pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mountain ranges south of Jaén. Downloaded from on 30/09/2020.