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Northern slope of Guadarrama mountain range
Spain, Castilla y León
4o 5.00' West 40o 52.00' North
A1, A4ii, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6
880 - 2,428m
Year of IBA assessment
Site description Northern slope of the Guadarrama mountain range in the Sistema Central with Quercus pyrenaica and Pinus sylvestris woodland and Q. rotundifolia below 1,000 m. There are also large areas of degraded scrub and above 1,800 m Cytisus and Juniperus scrub. The main human activities are cattle-farming, game hunting and skiing.
Key Biodiversity This is a very important area for breeding raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (4-5 breeding pairs.
Protection statusNational Partial International Partial587 ha of IBA covered by Natural Site of National Interest (Pinar de la Acebeda, 587 ha). 4,792 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (El Espinar, 4,792 ha). 10,427 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Pinar de Valsaín, 10,427 ha).
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