A high plateau with extensive cereal cultivation and areas of matweed Stipa tenacissima and sclerophyllous scrub. There are some small Quercus and Pinus woodlands. The main human activities are arable cultivation and livestock-farming.
This is an important area for steppe birds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Tetrax tetrax (resident).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Puebla de Don Fadrique-Las Cañadas. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/03/2019.