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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

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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

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 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
CUEVA DEL MÁRMOL - ES2430143 Habitats Directive 1 protected area contained by site 1  
CUEVA DEL MUERTO - ES2430151 Habitats Directive 1 protected area contained by site 1  
CUEVA DEL SUDOR - ES2430144 Habitats Directive 1 protected area contained by site 1  
DESFILADEROS DEL RÍO JALÓN - ES0000299 Birds Directive 16,767 protected area contained by site 16,767  
HOCES DEL JALÓN - ES2430100 Habitats Directive 5,199 protected area overlaps with site 4,215  
SIERRA DE VICORT - ES2430102 Habitats Directive 10,410 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
SIMA DEL ÁRBOL - ES2430127 Habitats Directive 1 protected area contained by site 1  

Habitats

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: River Jalón canyon. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2014

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