Valle y salinas del Salado

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES0000165)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since December 1997
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Castilla-La Mancha (ES42)
  • Surface area: 116 km2 (11585.19 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 21 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 21 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (21)
Species group Number
Birds 13
Fishes 3
Mammals 5

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 115.85
1410 Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) 115.85
1420 Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi) 115.85
1430 Halo-nitrophilous scrubs (Pegano-Salsoletea) 115.85
1510 Mediterranean salt steppes (Limonietalia) 115.85
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 115.85
4030 European dry heaths 115.85
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 115.85
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 115.85
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 115.85
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 115.85
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 115.85
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 115.85
8310 Caves not open to the public 115.85
91B0 Thermophilous Fraxinus angustifolia woods 115.85
9230 Galicio-Portuguese oak woods with Quercus robur and Quercus pyrenaica 347.55
9240 Quercus faginea and Quercus canariensis Iberian woods 810.96
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 115.85
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 115.85
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 3939
9560 Endemic forests with Juniperus spp 115.85

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) Not under Birds directive
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 March 1999

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Other resources

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