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Location Spain, País Valenciano
Central coordinates 0o 15.00' West  38o 40.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C2, C6
Area 102,300 ha
Altitude 0 - 1,558m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description A mountainous area covered by Pinus forests, Mediterranean scrub and fruit cultivation.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for raptors and species characteristic of Mediterranean habitats.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Falco peregrinus resident  1996  12 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Not Recognised 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos resident  1996  4-5 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata resident  1997  4-5 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster breeding  1996  300 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax resident  1996  400 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucura resident  1996  300 breeding pairs  poor  B2, C2  Least Concern 
Blue Rock-thrush Monticola solitarius resident  1996  200 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland; Native coniferous woodland  25%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis; Scrub  50%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  20%
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  -
Artificial - terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves  20%
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 20%
forestry 20%
hunting 75%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Marina mountain ranges. Downloaded from on 27/11/2015

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