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Location Spain, País Valenciano
Central coordinates 0o 48.00' West  39o 0.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 52,500 ha
Altitude 300 - 1,126m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description A mountainous area dominated by Pinus forest and scrub, degraded by forest fires.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus breeding  1997  10 breeding pairs  medium  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  1997  230 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Cova dels Mosseguellos-Vallada - ES5214003 Habitats Directive 1 protected area contained by site 1  
Muela de Cortes y el Caroche - ES5233040 Habitats Directive 61,519 protected area overlaps with site 13,609  
Riu Xúquer - ES5232007 Habitats Directive 371 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Serra d'Enguera - ES5233045 Habitats Directive 17,324 protected area overlaps with site 9,237  
Sierra de Martés-Muela de Cortes - ES0000212 Birds Directive 141,402 protected area overlaps with site 29,772  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland  50%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  50%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  30%
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
forestry 50%
hunting 80%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Enguera mountain range-La Canal de Navarrés. Downloaded from on 22/08/2014

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