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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.

Key Biodiversity This is an important area for breeding raptors.

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 (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Enguera mountain range-La Canal de Navarrés. Downloaded from on 19/04/2015

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