ZEPA Valle y salinas del Salado

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES0000489)
  • Under Birds Directive
  • Since February 1998
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Castilla-La Mancha (ES42)
  • Surface area: 119 km2 (11869.72 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 27 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 21 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (27)
Species group Number
Birds 18
Fishes 3
Mammals 6

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 118.68
1410 Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) 118.68
1420 Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi) 118.68
1430 Halo-nitrophilous scrubs (Pegano-Salsoletea) 118.68
1510 Mediterranean salt steppes (Limonietalia) 118.68
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 118.68
4030 European dry heaths 118.68
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 118.68
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 118.68
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 118.68
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 118.68
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 118.68
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 118.68
8310 Caves not open to the public 118.68
91B0 Thermophilous Fraxinus angustifolia woods 118.68
9230 Galicio-Portuguese oak woods with Quercus robur and Quercus pyrenaica 356.09
9240 Quercus faginea and Quercus canariensis Iberian woods 830.88
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 118.68
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 118.68
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 4035.7
9560 Endemic forests with Juniperus spp 118.68

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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Other resources

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