An area of hills with slopes covered by scrub, Quercus woodland and Eucalyptus and Pinus plantations. Dehesas occupy the northern section of the site. The main human activities are forestry and hunting.
This is an important site for breeding raptors, particularly for Aegypius monachus. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila adalberti (non-breeding).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sierra Pelada mountain range. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2020.