Sierra Nevada mountain range

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: B2, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 245,000 ha

Protection status:


Site description
A mountain range dominated by scrub and grassland. There are also Pinus plantations, some native Pinus forest and broadleaved deciduous forest. The main human activities are livestock-farming, game hunting and recreation.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for breeding raptors and species characteristic of Mediterranean habitats.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sierra Nevada mountain range. Downloaded from on 27/10/2020.