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Arxipèlag de Cabrera

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES0000083)
  • Under Birds Directive and Habitats Directive
  • Since July 2000
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Illes Balears (ES53)
  • Surface area: 205 km2 (20529.95 ha)
  • Marine area: 94%
  • Located in Mediterranean and Marine Mediterranean biogeographical regions
  • It protects 34 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 26 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (34)
Species group Number
Birds 25
Flowering Plants 3
Mammals 4
Reptiles 2

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1120 Posidonia beds (Posidonion oceanicae) 5154.86
1150 Coastal lagoons 205.317
1160 Large shallow inlets and bays 88.2863
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 205.317
1240 Vegetated sea cliffs of the Mediterranean coasts with endemic Limonium spp 85.41
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 205.317
1420 Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi) 205.317
1430 Halo-nitrophilous scrubs (Pegano-Salsoletea) 13.18
1510 Mediterranean salt steppes (Limonietalia) 205.317
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 205.317
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 205.317
2210 Crucianellion maritimae fixed beach dunes 205.317
2230 Malcolmietalia dune grasslands 205.317
2250 Coastal dunes with Juniperus spp 205.317
2260 Cisto-Lavenduletalia dune sclerophyllous scrubs 205.317
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 205.317
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 205.317
5110 Stable xero-thermophilous formations with Buxus sempervirens on rock slopes (Berberidion pp) 16.03
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 169.15
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 921.4
5430 Endemic phryganas of the Euphorbio-Verbascion 29.86
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 205.317
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 205.317
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 6.53
8330 Submerged or partially submerged sea caves 205.317
9320 Olea and Ceratonia forests 205.317

Designation information

NATURA 2000 is the ecological network for the conservation of wild animals and plant species and natural habitats of Community importance within the Union. It consists of sites classified under the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive (the Nature Directives).

NATURA 2000 site under

Birds Directive 2009/147/EC (SPA) Under Birds directive
  • Date classified as Special Protection Area (SPA)
March 2006
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Under Habitats directive
  • Date proposed as Site of Community Importance (SCI)
July 2000
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
July 2006
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) May 2015
Date of Standard data form update October 2021

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