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Location Spain, Cataluña
Central coordinates 0o 55.00' East  42o 20.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C2, C6
Area 24,500 ha
Altitude 800 - 1,839m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description A mountain range dominated by scrub and grassland. The area is used for grazing sheep

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding raptors.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  1996  5 breeding pairs  good  C6  Endangered 
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus resident  1996  3 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Near Threatened 
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus breeding  1996  73 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax resident  1996  300 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2008 high not assessed negligible
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Agriculture and aquaculture livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium

Some of site covered (10-49%)  Not assessed  Not assessed  negligible 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   -
Shrubland   26%
Grassland   26%
Rocky areas   26%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 26%
hunting -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Sant Gervás mountains. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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