Alto Turia y Sierra del Negrete

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES0000449)
  • Under Birds Directive
  • Since May 2009
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Comunidad Valenciana (ES52)
  • Surface area: 1003 km2 (100314.70 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 23 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 (23)
Species group Number
Birds 18
Ferns 1
Fishes 2
Invertebrates 1
Reptiles 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1520 Iberian gypsum vegetation (Gypsophiletalia) 1003.15
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 1003.15
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 1003.15
3280 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Paspalo-Agrostidion species and hanging curtains of Salix and Populus alba 1003.15
4030 European dry heaths 1003.15
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 1003.15
5110 Stable xero-thermophilous formations with Buxus sempervirens on rock slopes (Berberidion pp) 1003.15
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 18056.6
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 32100.7
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 1003.15
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 9028.32
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 1003.15
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 1003.15
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 1003.15
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 1003.15
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 1003.15
91B0 Thermophilous Fraxinus angustifolia woods 1003.15
9240 Quercus faginea and Quercus canariensis Iberian woods 1003.15
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 1003.15
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 2006.29
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 3009.44
9530 (Sub-) Mediterranean pine forests with endemic black pines 1003.15
9560 Endemic forests with Juniperus spp 1003.15
9580 Mediterranean Taxus baccata woods 1003.15

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)
May 2009
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Not under Habitats directive
Date of Standard data form update October 2017

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