Prelittoral mountain ranges of Granada

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: B2, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 120,853 ha


Site description (2000 baseline)
A mountain range along the Mediterranean coast of the provinces of Granada and Malaga. The vegetation comprises sclerophyllous scrub, dry grassland, Pinus plantations and patches of Quercus woodland. The main human activities are hunting and livestock-grazing.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for breeding raptors, particularly Hieraaetus fasciatus. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila adalberti (resident).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Prelittoral mountain ranges of Granada. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.