Carnota - Monte Pindo

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES1110008)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since February 1999
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Galicia (ES11)
  • Surface area: 47 km2 (4673.85 ha)
  • Marine area: 10%
  • Located in Atlantic and Marine Atlantic biogeographical regions
  • It protects 52 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 (52)
Species group Number
Amphibians 2
Birds 37
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 5
Mammals 4
Mosses & Liverworts 1
Reptiles 2

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time 338.42
1130 Estuaries 26.73
1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide 154.04
1150 Coastal lagoons 186.63
1160 Large shallow inlets and bays 110.73
1170 Reefs 366.75
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 1.12
1230 Vegetated sea cliffs of the Atlantic and Baltic Coasts 43.43
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 14.64
1320 Spartina swards (Spartinion maritimae) 3.41
1330 Atlantic salt meadows (Glauco-Puccinellietalia maritimae) 87.96
1420 Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi) 0.95
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 0.58
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 104.45
2130 Fixed coastal dunes with herbaceous vegetation ('grey dunes') 32.61
2190 Humid dune slacks 0.5
2230 Malcolmietalia dune grasslands 0.58
2260 Cisto-Lavenduletalia dune sclerophyllous scrubs 0.5
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 17.84
4020 Temperate Atlantic wet heaths with Erica ciliaris and Erica tetralix 20.15
4030 European dry heaths 1297.82
5230 Arborescent matorral with Laurus nobilis 1.13
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 24.47
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 2.77
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 0.5
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 69.59
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 302.95
7110 Active raised bogs 12.36
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 12.04
7150 Depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion 12.13
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 83.65
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 83.65
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 1013.93
8310 Caves not open to the public 13.38
8330 Submerged or partially submerged sea caves 0.5
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 44.82
9230 Galicio-Portuguese oak woods with Quercus robur and Quercus pyrenaica 1.27

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)
February 1999
  • 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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