Sierra Morena

Quick facts

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (37)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Birds 15
Ferns 1
Fishes 4
Flowering Plants 3
Mammals 11
Reptiles 2

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 1343.08
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 1343.08
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 1343.08
4020 Temperate Atlantic wet heaths with Erica ciliaris and Erica tetralix 1343.08
4030 European dry heaths 8058.5
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 1343.08
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 4029.25
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 1343.08
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 1343.08
6310 Dehesas with evergreen Quercus spp 10744.7
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 1343.08
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 1343.08
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 1343.08
91B0 Thermophilous Fraxinus angustifolia woods 1343.08
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 1343.08
9230 Galicio-Portuguese oak woods with Quercus robur and Quercus pyrenaica 5372.33
9240 Quercus faginea and Quercus canariensis Iberian woods 0
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 1343.08
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 1343.08
9320 Olea and Ceratonia forests 0
9330 Quercus suber forests 4029.24
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 12087.7
9540 Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines 1343.08

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)
October 1989
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Under Habitats directive
  • Date proposed as Site of Community Importance (SCI)
December 1997
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
Not available
Date of Standard data form update August 2004

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Other resources

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Data download The Natura 2000 dataset is available from the European Environment Agency website
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