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Gredos and Candelario mountain ranges
Spain, Castilla y León,Extremadura
4o 55.00' West 40o 20.00' North
B1i, B2, B3, C2, C6
400 - 2,592m
Year of IBA assessment
Site description A mountain range in the Sistema Central. The dominant vegetation-types are Quercus woodland, Pinus plantations, Genista and Cytisus scrub, and alpine grassland. Human activities include forestry, cattle-grazing in summer pastures, hunting and tourism.
Key Biodiversity This is an important area for forest- and cliff-nesting raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aegypius monachus (3 resident pairs).
Protection statusNational Partial International None87,500 ha of IBA covered by Regional Park (Sierra de Gredos, 87,717 ha). 22,815 ha of IBA covered by National Game Reserve (Sierra de Gredos, 22,815 ha).
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BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gredos and Candelario mountain ranges. Downloaded from
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