A mountainous area on the southern edge of the Pyrenees. The vegetation includes maquis, Pinus plantations, and extensive scrub and grassland areas. The main human activities are forestry, livestock-farming and recreation.
This is an important area for raptors.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Threats are from intensive forest management, particularly the construction of new tracks, disturbance caused by climbers, particularly of nesting raptors, and a plan to build a dam at Biscarrués.
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BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Santo Domingo-Riglos-Gratal. Downloaded from
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