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Location Spain, Aragón
Central coordinates 1o 30.00' West  41o 30.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 23,500 ha
Altitude 500 - 1,433m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description A sparsely populated mountainous site with scrub, garrigue, grasslands and Pinus forest. The area is used for sheep- and goat-grazing and forestry

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for cliff-nesting raptors.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos resident  1995  5-8 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland  26%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis; Scrub  26%
Rocky areas Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders  26%

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: River Jalón canyon. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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