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Location Spain, Aragón,Castilla-La Mancha
Central coordinates 1o 40.00' West  40o 25.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 80,300 ha
Altitude 1,100 - 1,900m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description A mountainous area with large Pinus woodlands. There are also areas of maquis, scrub, and sheep-grazed dry grassland.

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
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos resident  1995  8-10 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  1996  20 breeding pairs  poor  B2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
ALTO TAJO - ES0000092 Birds Directive 191,255 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
ALTO TAJO - ES4240016 Habitats Directive 140,068 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
ALTO TAJO Y MUELA DE SAN JUAN - ES2420139 Habitats Directive 6,883 protected area contained by site 6,883  
CUENCA DEL EBRÓN - ES2420135 Habitats Directive 21,823 protected area overlaps with site 1,374  
ESTRECHOS DEL GUADALAVIAR - ES2420140 Habitats Directive 2,247 protected area contained by site 2,247  
HOCES DEL CABRIEL, GUADAZAON Y OJOS DE MOYA - ES0000159 Birds Directive 64,745 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
HOCES DEL CABRIEL, GUADAZAÓN Y OJOS DE MOYA - ES4230013 Habitats Directive 63,296 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
LOS CUADREJONES-DEHESA DEL SALAR - ES2420137 Habitats Directive 55 protected area contained by site 55  
Montes Universales National Game Reserve 59,260 protected area contained by site 59,260  
MONTES UNIVERSALES - SIERRA DEL TREMEDAL - ES0000309 Birds Directive 32,098 protected area contained by site 32,098  
SABINAR DE MONTERDE DE ALBARRACÍN - ES2420142 Habitats Directive 14,019 protected area overlaps with site 963  
SABINARES DE SALDÓN Y VALDECUENCA - ES2420136 Habitats Directive 9,218 protected area overlaps with site 829  
SABINARES RASTREROS DE ALUSTANTE-TORDESILOS - ES4240022 Habitats Directive 7,376 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
SERRANIA DE CUENCA - ES0000162 Birds Directive 192,461 protected area overlaps with site 5,715  
SERRANIA DE CUENCA - ES4230014 Habitats Directive 185,318 protected area overlaps with site 5,719  
TREMEDALES DE ORIHUELA - ES2420141 Habitats Directive 12,903 protected area contained by site 12,903  
VALDECABRIEL - LAS TEJERAS - ES2420138 Habitats Directive 11,897 protected area contained by site 11,897  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Broadleaved evergreen woodland; Native coniferous woodland  26%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  -
Artificial - terrestrial Ruderal land  -

Land use

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

Protection status National Partial International None59,260 ha of IBA covered by National Game Reserve (Montes Universales, 59,260 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Montes Universales-Albarracín mountain range. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/12/2014

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