Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES0000278)
  • Under Birds Directive
  • Since July 2001
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Aragón (ES24)
  • Surface area: 253 km2 (25301.77 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine biogeographical region
  • It protects 77 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 (77)
Species group Number
Birds 64
Invertebrates 7
Mammals 4
Mosses & Liverworts 2

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 14.47
4030 European dry heaths 36.36
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 107.37
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 1567.81
5120 Mountain Cytisus purgans formations 92.63
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 64.74
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 3.99
6140 Siliceous Pyrenean Festuca eskia grasslands 4300.68
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 2450.31
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 2822.91
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 0.101
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 3.22
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 276.03
7230 Alkaline fens 12.37
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 858.75
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 229.87
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 288.71
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 38.38
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
8340 Permanent glaciers 61.62
9120 Atlantic acidophilous beech forests with Ilex and sometimes also Taxus in the shrublayer (Quercion robori-petraeae or Ilici-Fagenion) 32.22
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 93.46
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 1591.31
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 426.85
9240 Quercus faginea and Quercus canariensis Iberian woods 1589.17
9430 Subalpine and montane Pinus uncinata forests (* if on gypsum or limestone) 840.05

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)
July 2001
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Not under Habitats directive
Date of Standard data form update June 2012

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Other resources

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