ZEPA Sierra de Ayllón

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES0000488)
  • Under Birds Directive
  • Since February 1998
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Castilla-La Mancha (ES42)
  • Surface area: 947 km2 (94686.40 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 36 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 28 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (36)
Species group Number
Birds 18
Fishes 3
Invertebrates 3
Mammals 11
Reptiles 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1410 Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) 946.86
1520 Iberian gypsum vegetation (Gypsophiletalia) 946.86
3110 Oligotrophic waters containing very few minerals of sandy plains (Littorelletalia uniflorae) 946.86
4030 European dry heaths 11362.4
5120 Mountain Cytisus purgans formations 1893.73
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 946.86
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 946.86
6160 Oro-Iberian Festuca indigesta grasslands 1893.73
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 946.86
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 946.86
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 946.86
7110 Active raised bogs 946.86
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 946.86
7150 Depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion 946.86
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 946.86
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 946.86
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 946.86
8310 Caves not open to the public 946.86
9120 Atlantic acidophilous beech forests with Ilex and sometimes also Taxus in the shrublayer (Quercion robori-petraeae or Ilici-Fagenion) 976.86
91B0 Thermophilous Fraxinus angustifolia woods 946.86
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 946.86
9230 Galicio-Portuguese oak woods with Quercus robur and Quercus pyrenaica 4734.32
9240 Quercus faginea and Quercus canariensis Iberian woods 946.86
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 0
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 1893.73
9380 Forests of Ilex aquifolium 946.86
9560 Endemic forests with Juniperus spp 946.86
9580 Mediterranean Taxus baccata woods 946.86

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)
February 1998
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Not under Habitats directive
Date of Standard data form update August 2004

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