Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 70,000 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 very high not assessed negligible
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Site description
A mountainous area in the Cordillera Cantábrica with steep slopes covered by scrub and grasslands, deciduous woodland and limestone cliffs at higher altitudes. The summer pastures are grazed by sheep and cattle. Other activities include game hunting and forestry.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for species associated with forests.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Riaño. Downloaded from on 14/04/2021.