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.
This is an important area for breeding raptors and species characteristic of Mediterranean habitats.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sierra Nevada mountain range. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/10/2020.