San Pedro mountain range

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description (baseline)
A large mountainous area on the border with Portugal. The site contains well-preserved Mediterranean vegetation, with Quercus woodland, dehesas, grassland, scrub and maquis. The main human activities are livestock-farming, game hunting and cork harvesting (`Other' land-use).

Key biodiversity
An important site for breeding storks, raptors and steppic species.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are hunting, disturbance by climbers and photo-graphers, the construction of a gas pipeline, and hunting pressure.

Protected areas
National None International Partial83,217 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Sierra de San Pedro, 83,217 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: San Pedro mountain range. Downloaded from on 01/06/2023.