River Lobos canyon

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
A limestone canyon with slopes that are covered by Pinus forest, maquis, scrub and grassland. The area is used for forestry, tourism and sheep-grazing.

Key biodiversity
A very important area for cliff-nesting raptors, particularly Gyps fulvus.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from the high pressure from tourism and sand extraction from the river.

Protected areas
National High International High9,580 ha of IBA covered by Natural Park (Spain) (Cañón del Río Lobos, 9,580 ha). 9,580 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Cañón del Río Lobos, 9,580 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: River Lobos canyon. Downloaded from on 25/09/2023.