Sierra Pelada mountain range

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
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.

Key biodiversity
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).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat is from intensive forest management, which particularly threatens Aegypius monachus.

Protected areas
National Partial International Partial718 ha of IBA covered by Natural Landscape (Picos de Aroche, 718 ha). 12,980 ha of IBA covered by Natural Landscape (Sierra Pelada y Rivera del Aserador, 12,980 ha). 12,980 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Sierra Pelada y Rivera del Aserrador, 12,980 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sierra Pelada mountain range. Downloaded from on 29/11/2023.