Toledo mountains-Cabañeros

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
In the mountains the vegetation comprises large expanses of sclerophyllous scrub, areas of dense maquis, and small Quercus woodlands. In the plains there are extensive dehesas and grasslands.

Key biodiversity
Breeding birds include four of the 20 species in Europe that are restricted to the Mediterranean biome (when breeding).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from road and track improvements, the use of poison baits and the use of metal fences, all as part of hunting activities (`Other' threats).

Protected areas
National Partial International Partial40,000 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Cabañeros, 40,000 ha). 117,191 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Cabañeros, 117,191 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Toledo mountains-Cabañeros. Downloaded from on 14/11/2019.