Dry Atlantic coastal heaths with Erica vagans

Description (English)

Coastal heaths of temperate areas with Erica vagans and Ulex europaeus on well drained soil, other than cushiony maritime formations

Source: Interpretation Manual of European Union Habitats, version EUR 28 (2013)

Quick facts

EU Habitats Directive Annex I habitat type (code 4040)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Atlantic - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Habitat type Priority
Natura 2000 sites 30 are designated for this habitat type

Distribution

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Conservation status

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Favourable: A habitat is in a situation where it is prospering and with good prospects to do so in the future as well
Unfavourable-Inadequate: A habitat is in a situation where a change in management or policy is required to return the habitat to favourable status but there is no danger of disappearance in the foreseeable future
Unfavourable-Bad: A habitat is in serious danger of disappearing (at least regionally)
Unknown: The information available for the habitat type is scarce and does not allow a proper assessment of its conservation status
Full table details

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Erica vagans
Flowering Plants Ulex europaeus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Erica vagans Flowering Plants
Ulex europaeus Flowering Plants

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000085 Spain Ribadeo Map
ES0000143 Spain Marismas de Santoña, Victoria y Joyel y Ría de Ajo Map
ES0000144 Spain Urdaibaiko itsasadarra / Ría de Urdaibai Map
ES0000258 Spain Costa de Ferrolterra - Valdoviño Map
ES0000372 Spain Costa da Mariña occidental Map
ES0000373 Spain Ría de Foz Map
ES1110002 Spain Costa Ártabra Map
ES1110010 Spain Estaca de Bares Map
ES1120002 Spain Río Eo Map
ES1120005 Spain As Catedrais Map
ES1120011 Spain Ría de Foz - Masma Map
ES1120013 Spain Río Ouro Map
ES1120017 Spain Costa da Mariña occidental Map
ES1300003 Spain Rias occidentales y Duna de Oyambre Map
ES1300004 Spain Dunas de Liencres y Estuario del Pas Map
ES1300005 Spain Dunas del Puntal y Estuario del Miera Map
ES1300006 Spain Costa central y Ría de Ajo Map
ES1300007 Spain Marismas de Santoña, Victoria y Joyel Map
ES1300012 Spain Río Agüera Map
ES2120009 Spain Iñurritza Map
ES2120014 Spain Ulia Map
ES2120017 Spain Jaizkibel Map
ES2130005 Spain Gaztelugatxeko Doniene / San Juan de Gaztelugatxe Map
FR5200626 France Marais du Mès, baie et dunes de Pont-Mahé, étang du Pont de Fer Map
FR5200654 France Côtes rocheuses, dunes, landes et marais de l'île d'Yeu Map
FR5300031 France Ile de Groix Map
FR5300032 France Belle Ile en mer Map
FR7200775 France Domaine d'Abbadia et corniche basque Map
FR7200776 France Falaises de Saint-Jean-de-Luz à Biarritz Map
UK0012799 United Kingdom The Lizard Map

Protected sites

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Relation to habitat classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 F4.234 Northern Erica vagans heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 F4.2 Dry heaths narrower
National Vegetation Classification (UK) H6 Erica vagans Ulex europaeus heath not defined
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