Cotiella - Sierra Ferrera

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES0000280)
  • Under Birds Directive
  • Since July 2001
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Aragón (ES24)
  • Surface area: 253 km2 (25331.16 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine and Mediterranean biogeographical regions
  • It protects 74 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 24 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (74)
Species group Number
Birds 58
Flowering Plants 2
Invertebrates 7
Mammals 6
Mosses & Liverworts 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 0.01
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 9.57
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 2478.21
6140 Siliceous Pyrenean Festuca eskia grasslands 42.82
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 4566.34
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 875.22
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 0.042
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 0.03
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 0.012
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 383.6
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 25.58
7230 Alkaline fens 0.06
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 176.64
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 222.38
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 0.6
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
9120 Atlantic acidophilous beech forests with Ilex and sometimes also Taxus in the shrublayer (Quercion robori-petraeae or Ilici-Fagenion) 1.86
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 3456.79
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 409.73
9240 Quercus faginea and Quercus canariensis Iberian woods 1433.54
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 23.62
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 4944.62
9430 Subalpine and montane Pinus uncinata forests (* if on gypsum or limestone) 2214.1
9530 (Sub-) Mediterranean pine forests with endemic black pines 109.41

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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