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Costa da Morte

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES1110005)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since December 1997
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Galicia (ES11)
  • Surface area: 118 km2 (11809.36 ha)
  • Marine area: 41%
  • Located in Atlantic and Marine Atlantic biogeographical regions
  • It protects 75 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 37 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (75)
Species group Number
Amphibians 2
Birds 57
Fishes 1
Flowering Plants 2
Invertebrates 4
Mammals 7
Mosses & Liverworts 1
Reptiles 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time 472.29
1130 Estuaries 445.28
1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide 549.57
1150 Coastal lagoons 237.86
1160 Large shallow inlets and bays 297.69
1170 Reefs 343.18
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 6.53
1230 Vegetated sea cliffs of the Atlantic and Baltic Coasts 540.44
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 3.12
1330 Atlantic salt meadows (Glauco-Puccinellietalia maritimae) 177.76
1420 Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi) 3.12
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 0.51
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 207.55
2130 Fixed coastal dunes with herbaceous vegetation ('grey dunes') 559.37
2190 Humid dune slacks 49.06
2230 Malcolmietalia dune grasslands 3.24
2260 Cisto-Lavenduletalia dune sclerophyllous scrubs 25.85
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 10.67
4020 Temperate Atlantic wet heaths with Erica ciliaris and Erica tetralix 368.79
4030 European dry heaths 3199.45
5230 Arborescent matorral with Laurus nobilis 13.61
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 36.72
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 15.5
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 16.08
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 7.77
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 193.39
7110 Active raised bogs 4.36
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 0.5
7150 Depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion 0.85
7210 Calcareous fens with Cladium mariscus and species of the Caricion davallianae 6.8
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 4.62
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 6.9
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 21.71
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 1229.49
8310 Caves not open to the public 1.34
8330 Submerged or partially submerged sea caves 5.06
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 22.1

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) Not under Birds directive
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Under Habitats directive
  • Date proposed as Site of Community Importance (SCI)
December 1997
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
December 2004
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) March 2014
Date of Standard data form update October 2020

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