A mountainous area dominated by maquis, Quercus forest and olive-groves. The main human activities are livestock-farming and hunting.
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).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mountain ranges south of Jaén. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/09/2020.