Dehesas with evergreen Quercus spp

Description (English)

A characteristic landscape of the south-western quadrant of the Iberian peninsula in which crops, pasture land or Meso-Mediterranean arborescent matorral, in juxtaposition or rotation, are shaded by a fairly closed to very open canopy of native evergreen oaks (Quercus suber, Quercusilex, Quercus rotundifolia, Quercus coccifera). It is an important habitat of raptors, including the threatened Iberian endemic eagle Aquila adalberti, of the crane Grus grus, of large insects and their predators and of the endangered felid *Lynx pardinus.

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

Quick facts

EU Habitats Directive Annex I habitat type (code 6310)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Mediterranean - Bad
Habitat type Not priority
Natura 2000 sites 346 are designated for this habitat type


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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 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Good: A habitat is in a situation where it is prospering and with good prospects to do so in the future as well
Poor: 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
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

Birds Aquila adalberti
Birds Grus grus
Flowering Plants Quercus coccifera
Flowering Plants Quercus ilex
Flowering Plants Quercus rotundifolia
Flowering Plants Quercus suber
Mammals Lynx pardinus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Aquila adalberti Spanish Imperial Eagle Birds
Grus grus Crane Birds
Quercus coccifera Flowering Plants
Quercus ilex Flowering Plants
Quercus rotundifolia Flowering Plants
Quercus suber Flowering Plants
Lynx pardinus Iberian lynx Mammals

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000014 Spain Monfragüe y las Dehesas del Entorno Map
ES0000024 Spain Doñana Map
ES0000026 Spain Complejo Endorreico de Espera Map
ES0000027 Spain Laguna de Medina Map
ES0000028 Spain Complejo Endorreico de Chiclana Map
ES0000030 Spain Complejo Endorreico de Puerto Real Map
ES0000031 Spain Sierra de Grazalema Map
ES0000033 Spain Laguna de Fuente de Piedra Map
ES0000034 Spain Lagunas del Sur de Córdoba Map
ES0000035 Spain Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Map
ES0000045 Spain Sierra Alhamilla Map
ES0000047 Spain Desierto de Tabernas Map
ES0000049 Spain Los Alcornocales Map
ES0000050 Spain Sierra de Hornachuelos Map
ES0000051 Spain Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche Map
ES0000052 Spain Sierra Pelada y Rivera del Aserrador Map
ES0000053 Spain Sierra Norte de Sevilla Map
ES0000068 Spain Embalse de Orellana y Sierra de Pela Map
ES0000069 Spain Embalse de Cornalvo y Sierra Bermeja Map
ES0000070 Spain Sierra de San Pedro Map
ES0000071 Spain Llanos de Cáceres y Sierra de Fuentes Map
ES0000072 Spain Sierra Grande de Hornachos Map
ES0000090 Spain Sierra Morena Map
ES0000140 Spain Bahía de Cádiz Map
ES0000154 Spain Zona esteparia de El Bonillo Map
ES0000168 Spain Llanuras de Oropesa, Lagartera y Calera y Chozas Map
ES0000169 Spain Río Tajo en Castrejón, islas de Malpica de Tajo y Azután Map
ES0000273 Spain Embalse de Cordobilla Map
ES0000274 Spain Embalse de Malpasillo Map
ES0000275 Spain Complejo Endorreico de Lebrija-Las Cabezas Map
ES0000276 Spain Peñón de Zaframagón Map
ES0000324 Spain Embalse de Arrocampo Map
ES0000325 Spain Campiña sur - Embalse de Arroyo Conejos Map
ES0000326 Spain Embalse de Borbollón Map
ES0000327 Spain Embalse de los Canchales Map
ES0000328 Spain Embalse de Montijo Map
ES0000329 Spain Embalse de Valdecañas Map
ES0000332 Spain Llanos de Trujillo Map
ES0000333 Spain Llanos de Zorita y Embalse de Sierra Brava Map
ES0000334 Spain Sierras Centrales y Embalse de Alange Map
ES0000335 Spain Sierras de Peñalsordo y Capilla Map
ES0000337 Spain Estrecho Map
ES0000356 Spain Riberos del Almonte Map
ES0000367 Spain La Serena y Sierras Periféricas Map
ES0000368 Spain Río Tajo Internacional y Riberos Map
ES0000369 Spain Llanos de Alcantara y Brozas Map
ES0000371 Spain Sierra de Moraleja y Piedra Santa Map
ES0000396 Spain Embalse de Horno-Tejero Map
ES0000397 Spain Embalse de la Serena Map
ES0000398 Spain Llanos y Complejo Lagunar de la Albuera Map
ES0000400 Spain Arrozales de Palazuelo y Guadalperales Map
ES0000402 Spain Colonias de Cernícalo Primilla de Trujillo Map
ES0000407 Spain Nacimiento del Río Gevora Map
ES0000408 Spain Vegas del Ruecas, Cubilar y Moheda Alta Map
ES0000415 Spain Embalse de Alcántara Map
ES0000416 Spain Embalse de Aldea del Cano Map
ES0000418 Spain Embalse de Talaván Map
ES0000421 Spain Embalse Gabriel y Galán Map
ES0000425 Spain Magasca Map
ES0000427 Spain Río y Pinares del Tietar Map
ES0000434 Spain Canchos de Ramiro y Ladronera Map
ES3110002 Spain Cuenca del río Lozoya y Sierra Norte Map
ES3110003 Spain Cuenca del río Guadalix Map
ES3110004 Spain Cuenca del río Manzanares Map
ES3110005 Spain Cuenca del río Guadarrama Map
ES3110007 Spain Cuencas de los ríos Alberche y Cofio Map
ES4110002 Spain Sierra de Gredos Map
ES4110097 Spain Campo Azálvaro - Pinares de Peguerinos Map
ES4110103 Spain Encinares de los ríos Adaja y Voltoya Map
ES4110112 Spain Encinares de la Sierra de Ávila Map
ES4110113 Spain Cerro de Guisando Map
ES4110114 Spain Pinares del Bajo Alberche Map
ES4110115 Spain Valle del Tiétar Map
ES4140053 Spain Montes del Cerrato Map
ES4140129 Spain Montes Torozos y Páramos de Torquemada-Astudillo Map
ES4150032 Spain El Rebollar Map
ES4150064 Spain Riberas de los Ríos Huebra, Yeltes, Uces y afluentes Map
ES4150096 Spain Arribes del Duero Map
ES4150098 Spain Campo de Argañán Map
ES4150100 Spain Campo de Azaba Map
ES4150108 Spain Quilamas Map
ES4150121 Spain Riberas del Río Alagón y afluentes Map
ES4150125 Spain Riberas del Río Agadón Map
ES4150126 Spain Valle del Cuerpo de Hombre Map
ES4150127 Spain Riberas del Río Águeda Map
ES4160109 Spain Sierra de Guadarrama Map
ES4160111 Spain Valles del Voltoya y el Zorita Map
ES4180017 Spain Riberas de Castronuño Map
ES4190061 Spain Quejigares de la Tierra del Vino Map
ES4190102 Spain Cañones del Duero Map
ES4190134 Spain Lagunas de Tera y Vidriales Map
ES4210005 Spain Laguna de Los Ojos de Villaverde Map
ES4210016 Spain Sierra del Relumbrar y estribaciones de Alcaraz Map
ES4210017 Spain Lagunas de Ruidera Map
ES4220003 Spain Ríos de la cuenca media del Guadiana y laderas vertientes Map
ES4220007 Spain Ríos Quejigal, Valdeazogues y Alcudia Map
ES4220013 Spain Sierra de Los Canalizos Map
ES4220015 Spain Sierras de Almadén - Chillón - Guadalmez Map
ES4220017 Spain Alcornocal de Zumajo Map
ES4250001 Spain Sierra de San Vicente y valles del Tiétar y Alberche Map
ES4250005 Spain Montes de Toledo Map
ES4250011 Spain Complejo lagunar de La Jara Map
ES4250013 Spain Rios de la margen izquierda del Tajo y berrocales del Tajo Map
ES4310003 Spain Complejo Lagunar de la Albuera Map
ES4310004 Spain Dehesas de Jerez Map
ES4310008 Spain Estena Map
ES4310009 Spain Puerto Peña - los Golondrinos Map
ES4310010 Spain La Serena Map
ES4310015 Spain Río Alcarrache Map
ES4310017 Spain Río Aljucén Bajo Map
ES4310019 Spain Río Ardila Alto Map
ES4310020 Spain Río Ardila Bajo Map
ES4310022 Spain Río Gevora Alto Map
ES4310023 Spain Río Guadalemar Map
ES4310024 Spain Río Guadamez Map
ES4310026 Spain Río Guadiana Alto - Zujar Map
ES4310027 Spain Río Guadiana Internacional Map
ES4310028 Spain Río Matachel Map
ES4310032 Spain Rivera de los Limonetes - Nogales Map
ES4310040 Spain Sierra de Moraleja Map
ES4310042 Spain Sierra de Siruela Map
ES4310043 Spain Sierra de Villares - Balbueno Map
ES4310045 Spain Valdecigüeñas Map
ES4310048 Spain Corredor del Lacara Map
ES4310049 Spain Cueva del Valle de Santa Ana Map
ES4310055 Spain Refugio de Sierra Pascuala Map
ES4310059 Spain Río Gevora Bajo Map
ES4310060 Spain Corredores de Siruela Map
ES4310062 Spain Laguna temporal de Tres Arroyos Map
ES4310063 Spain Río Bembezar Map
ES4310064 Spain Río Ortiga Map
ES4310065 Spain Río Palomillas Map
ES4310066 Spain Sierra de Maria Andres Map
ES4310067 Spain Sierras de Alor y Monte Longo Map
ES4310070 Spain Mina las Marias Map
ES4310071 Spain Mina los Castillejos Map
ES4310074 Spain Arroyos Cabriles y Friegamuñoz Map
ES4310075 Spain Rivera de Taliga Map
ES4320001 Spain Canchos de Ramiro Map
ES4320002 Spain Cedillo y Río Tajo Internacional Map
ES4320005 Spain Dehesas del Ruecas y Cubilar Map
ES4320013 Spain Granadilla Map
ES4320016 Spain Río Aljucen Alto Map
ES4320018 Spain Río Almonte Map
ES4320021 Spain Río Erjas Map
ES4320029 Spain Río Ruecas Alto Map
ES4320030 Spain Río Salor Map
ES4320031 Spain Río Tietar Map
ES4320033 Spain Rivera de los Molinos y la Torre Map
ES4320035 Spain Sierra de Cabezas de Aguila Map
ES4320038 Spain Sierra de Gredos y Valle del Jerte Map
ES4320039 Spain Sierra de las Villuercas y Valle del Guadarranque Map
ES4320046 Spain Regato Guadalto Map
ES4320047 Spain Sierras de Risco Viejo Map
ES4320060 Spain Arroyos Barbaon y Calzones Map
ES4320061 Spain Arroyos Patana y Regueros Map
ES4320062 Spain Cañada del Venero Map
ES4320063 Spain Embalse Arce de Abajo Map
ES4320064 Spain Embalse de Lancho Map
ES4320066 Spain Laguna temporal de Corrales Map
ES4320070 Spain Río Guadalupejo Map
ES4320071 Spain Ríos Alagon y Jerte Map
ES4320072 Spain Ríos Arrago y Tralgas Map
ES4320073 Spain Rivera de Aurela Map
ES4320074 Spain Rivera de Membrio Map
ES4320075 Spain Riveras de Carbajo y Calatrucha Map
ES4320076 Spain Riveras de Gata y Acebo Map
ES4320077 Spain Monfragüe Map
ES4320080 Spain Tunel de Cañamero Map
ES6110003 Spain Sierra Maria - Los Vélez Map
ES6110004 Spain Sierra del Oso Map
ES6110005 Spain Sierra de Cabrera-Bédar Map
ES6110006 Spain Ramblas de Gérgal, Tabernas y Sur de Sierra Alhamilla Map
ES6110008 Spain Sierras de Gádor y Enix Map
ES6110011 Spain Sierra del Alto de Almagro Map
ES6110012 Spain Sierras Almagrera, de Los Pinos y El Aguilón Map
ES6110013 Spain Calares de Sierra de Los Filabres Map
ES6110018 Spain Río Adra Map
ES6120008 Spain La Breña y Marismas del Barbate Map
ES6120013 Spain Sierra Líjar Map
ES6120014 Spain Laguna de Las Canteras y El Tejón Map
ES6120015 Spain Acebuchales de La Campiña Sur de Cádiz Map
ES6120019 Spain Río Salado de Conil Map
ES6120020 Spain Túnel III de Bornos Map
ES6120021 Spain Río Guadalete Map
ES6120024 Spain Cueva del Búho Map
ES6120025 Spain Río Iro Map
ES6120026 Spain Cueva de las Mesas de Algar Map
ES6120027 Spain Salado de San Pedro Map
ES6120028 Spain Río de La Jara Map
ES6120030 Spain Cuevas de La Mujer y de Las Colmenas Map
ES6120031 Spain Ríos Guadiaro y Hozgarganta Map
ES6130001 Spain Sierra de Cardeña y Montoro Map
ES6130002 Spain Sierras Subbéticas Map
ES6130003 Spain Sierra de Santa Eufemia Map
ES6130004 Spain Río Guadalmez Map
ES6130005 Spain Suroeste de La Sierra de Cardeña y Montoro Map
ES6130006 Spain Guadalmellato Map
ES6130007 Spain Guadiato-Bembézar Map
ES6130008 Spain Tramo Inferior del Río Guadajoz Map
ES6130009 Spain Ríos Cuzna y Gato Map
ES6130010 Spain Río Guadamatilla y Arroyo del Tamujar Map
ES6130011 Spain Río Guadamatilla Map
ES6130012 Spain Río Zújar Map
ES6130013 Spain Barrancos del Río Retortillo Map
ES6130014 Spain Arroyo de Ventas Nuevas Map
ES6130015 Spain Río Guadalquivir -Tramo Medio Map
ES6130016 Spain Río Guadalbarbo Map
ES6130017 Spain Alto Guadiato Map
ES6140001 Spain Sierra de Baza Map
ES6140002 Spain Sierra de Castril Map
ES6140003 Spain Sierra de Huétor Map
ES6140004 Spain Sierra Nevada Map
ES6140005 Spain Sierra de La Sagra Map
ES6140006 Spain Sierra de Arana Map
ES6140007 Spain Sierras del Campanario y Las Cabras Map
ES6140008 Spain Sierra de Loja Map
ES6140010 Spain Sierra de Baza Norte Map
ES6140015 Spain Barrancos del Río de Aguas Blancas Map
ES6150007 Spain Peñas de Aroche Map
ES6150009 Spain Doñana Norte y Oeste Map
ES6150010 Spain Andévalo Occidental Map
ES6150016 Spain Acebuchal de Alpízar Map
ES6150018 Spain Río Guadiana y Ribera de Chanza Map
ES6150020 Spain Arroyo del Alamillo Map
ES6150021 Spain Corredor Ecológico del Río Tinto Map
ES6150022 Spain Rivera de Chanza Map
ES6150023 Spain Dehesa de Torrecuadros y Arroyo de Pilas Map
ES6150024 Spain El Jure Map
ES6160002 Spain Alto Guadalquivir Map
ES6160003 Spain Cascada de Cimbarra Map
ES6160005 Spain Despeñaperros Map
ES6160006 Spain Sierra de Andújar Map
ES6160007 Spain Sierra Mágina Map
ES6160008 Spain Cuencas del Rumblar, Guadalén y Guadalmena Map
ES6160009 Spain Estribaciones de Sierra Mágina Map
ES6160010 Spain Tramo Inferior del Río Guadalimar y Alto Guadalquivir Map
ES6160011 Spain Río Guadiana Menor - Tramo Inferior Map
ES6160012 Spain Río Jándula Map
ES6160013 Spain Río Guadalquivir Tramo Superior Map
ES6160014 Spain Río Guadalimar Map
ES6160015 Spain Río Guadiana Menor - Tramo Superior Map
ES6170002 Spain Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo Map
ES6170003 Spain Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes Map
ES6170005 Spain Sierra Crestellina Map
ES6170006 Spain Sierra de Las Nieves Map
ES6170007 Spain Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama Map
ES6170009 Spain Sierras de Alcaparaín y Aguas Map
ES6170010 Spain Sierras Bermeja y Real Map
ES6170011 Spain Sierra Blanca Map
ES6170012 Spain Sierra de Camarolos Map
ES6170013 Spain Sierra de Mollina Map
ES6170016 Spain Valle del Río del Genal Map
ES6170017 Spain Río de Castor Map
ES6170018 Spain Cueva de Belda I Map
ES6170019 Spain Río Verde Map
ES6170020 Spain Río Guadaiza Map
ES6170021 Spain Río Guadalmina Map
ES6170022 Spain Río Fuengirola Map
ES6170023 Spain Yeso III, Higuerones IX y El Marrubio Map
ES6170024 Spain Río Guadalmansa Map
ES6170025 Spain Río Real Map
ES6170026 Spain Río del Padrón Map
ES6170027 Spain Arroyo de La Cala Map
ES6170028 Spain Río Guadalmedina Map
ES6170029 Spain Río Manilva Map
ES6170031 Spain Río Guadiaro Map
ES6170032 Spain Sierra Blanquilla Map
ES6170033 Spain Ríos Guadalhorce, Fahalas y Pereilas Map
ES6170034 Spain Río Guadalevín Map
ES6170038 Spain Montes de Málaga Map
ES6180002 Spain Complejo Endorreico de La Lantejuela Map
ES6180004 Spain Sierra de Alanís Map
ES6180005 Spain Corredor Ecológico del Río Guadiamar Map
ES6180006 Spain Laguna de Coripe Map
ES6180007 Spain Arroyo de Santiago, Salado de Morón y Matabueyes/Garrapata Map
ES6180009 Spain Río Viar Map
ES6180010 Spain Rivera de Cala Map
ES6180011 Spain Río Corbones Map
ES6180012 Spain Minas El Galayo y La Jabata Map
ES6180013 Spain Río Guadaira Map
ES6180014 Spain Salado de Lebrija-Las Cabezas Map
ES6180015 Spain Mina El Abrevadero Map
ES6180016 Spain Venta de Las Navas Map
ES6180017 Spain Campiñas de Sevilla Map
FR7300852 France Gorges de la Vis et de la Virenque Map
FR7300854 France Buttes témoins des avant-causses Map
FR8201654 France Basse Ardèche urgonienne Map
FR9301585 France Massif du Luberon Map
IT9120002 Italy Murgia dei Trulli Map
IT9120003 Italy Bosco di Mesola Map
IT9210275 Italy Massiccio del Monte Pollino e Monte Alpi Map
ITA010017 Italy Capo San Vito, Monte Monaco, Zingaro, Faraglioni Scopello, Monte Sparacio Map
ITA010029 Italy Monte Cofano, Capo San Vito e Monte Sparagio Map
ITB011102 Italy Catena del Marghine e del Goceano Map
ITB011109 Italy Monte Limbara Map
ITB011113 Italy Campo di Ozieri e Pianure Comprese tra Tula e Oschiri Map
ITB013018 Italy Capo Figari, Cala Sabina, Punta Canigione e Isola Figarolo Map
ITB013048 Italy Piana di Ozieri, Mores, Ardara, Tula e Oschiri Map
ITB020014 Italy Golfo di Orosei Map
ITB020040 Italy Valle del Temo Map
ITB020041 Italy Entroterra e zona costiera tra Bosa, Capo Marargiu e Porto Tangone Map
ITB021101 Italy Altopiano di Campeda Map
ITB021156 Italy Monte Gonare Map
ITB023037 Italy Costa e Entroterra di Bosa, Suni e Montresta Map
ITB023050 Italy Piana di Semestene, Bonorva, Macomer e Bortigali Map
ITB023051 Italy Altopiano di Abbasanta Map
ITB031104 Italy Media Valle del Tirso e Altopiano di Abbasanta - Rio Siddu Map
ITB032201 Italy Riu Sos Mulinos - Sos Lavros - M. Urtigu Map
ITB041111 Italy Monte Linas - Marganai Map
ITB041112 Italy Giara di Gesturi Map
PTCON0002 Portugal Montesinho / Nogueira Map
PTCON0004 Portugal Malcata Map
PTCON0007 Portugal S. Mamede Map
PTCON0009 Portugal Estuário do Tejo Map
PTCON0010 Portugal Arrábida / Espichel Map
PTCON0011 Portugal Estuário do Sado Map
PTCON0012 Portugal Costa Sudoeste Map
PTCON0021 Portugal Rios Sabor e Maçãs Map
PTCON0023 Portugal Morais Map
PTCON0028 Portugal Gardunha Map
PTCON0029 Portugal Cabeção Map
PTCON0030 Portugal Caia Map
PTCON0031 Portugal Monfurado Map
PTCON0032 Portugal Rio Guadiana / Juromenha Map
PTCON0033 Portugal Cabrela Map
PTCON0034 Portugal Comporta / Galé Map
PTCON0036 Portugal Guadiana Map
PTCON0037 Portugal Monchique Map
PTCON0042 Portugal Minas de St. Adrião Map
PTCON0043 Portugal Romeu Map
PTCON0044 Portugal Nisa / Lage da Prata Map
PTCON0045 Portugal Sicó / Alvaiázere Map
PTCON0049 Portugal Barrocal Map
PTCON0052 Portugal Arade / Odelouca Map
PTCON0053 Portugal Moura / Barrancos Map
PTCON0054 Portugal Fernão Ferro / Lagoa de Albufeira Map
PTCON0057 Portugal Caldeirão Map
PTZPE0003 Portugal Montesinho / Nogueira Map
PTZPE0010 Portugal Estuário do Tejo Map
PTZPE0011 Portugal Estuário do Sado Map
PTZPE0015 Portugal Costa Sudoeste Map
PTZPE0037 Portugal Rios Sabor e Maçãs Map
PTZPE0043 Portugal Campo Maior Map
PTZPE0045 Portugal Mourão/Moura/Barrancos Map
PTZPE0047 Portugal Vale do Guadiana Map

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