Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: A3, B2, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 46,613 ha


Site description (baseline)
A high-altitude region of the Pyrenees with large areas over 3,000 m and numerous small mountain lakes and rocky areas. Lower down, there are Pinus, Abies and Fagus forests. The main human activities are forestry, livestock-farming and recreation.

Key biodiversity
Breeding birds include four of the 10 species in Europe that are restricted to the Eurasian high-montane biome (when breeding).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Posets-Maladeta. Downloaded from on 03/06/2023.