Vulture nests of Gata: 600 hectares in Sierra de Gata
The property rights of the Sierra de Gata Biological Reserve belong to the Asociación para la Defensa de la Naturaleza y los Recursos de Extremadura (ADENEX), in collaboration with Fundación Naturaleza y Hombre. It is located in the municipality of Descargamaría, in the SCI Sierra de Gata and ZEPA Sierra de Gata y Valle de las Pilas.
The reserve has very important populations of Narcissus pseudonarcissus nobilis and Festuca summilusitana. The most outstanding value lies in the presence of 42 black vulture nests, which is a very important population nucleus at a national level.
The Sierra de Gata is the westernmost massif of the Central System in Spanish territory. It has its highest point in Peña Canchera, at 1,592 m above sea level and its predominant lithology is slate and small granite outcrops. The oak woods that cover the slopes of the Sierra stand out.