Sierra de Moratalla

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES0000266)
  • Under Birds Directive
  • Since March 2001
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Región de Murcia (ES62)
  • Surface area: 215 km2 (21521.71 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 47 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 22 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (47)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Birds 37
Mammals 8
Reptiles 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 4.14
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 4.23
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 62.67
3250 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Glaucium flavum 5.13
3280 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Paspalo-Agrostidion species and hanging curtains of Salix and Populus alba 0.91
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 2214.08
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 3565.97
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 2863.97
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 90.69
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 51.98
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 2620.04
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 184.7
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 1.76
7210 Calcareous fens with Cladium mariscus and species of the Caricion davallianae 0.32
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 62.72
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 85.74
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 2009.16
9240 Quercus faginea and Quercus canariensis Iberian woods 17.56
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 10.86
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 66.26
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 1243.74
9530 (Sub-) Mediterranean pine forests with endemic black pines 319.38

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 2001
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Not under Habitats directive
Date of Standard data form update June 2018

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