Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES1300001)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since July 2001
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Cantabria (ES13)
  • Surface area: 426 km2 (42610.39 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Atlantic biogeographical region
  • It protects 31 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 26 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (31)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Ferns 3
Fishes 1
Flowering Plants 2
Invertebrates 10
Mammals 12
Reptiles 2

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 0.01
4020 Temperate Atlantic wet heaths with Erica ciliaris and Erica tetralix 20.42
4030 European dry heaths 4767.47
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 928.55
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 5432.62
5120 Mountain Cytisus purgans formations 55.38
6160 Oro-Iberian Festuca indigesta grasslands 1361.35
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 1243.56
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 120.32
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 0.57
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 0.79
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 96.26
7130 Blanket bogs (* if active bog) 41.87
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 54.63
7230 Alkaline fens 15.06
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 3723.18
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 314.81
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 4.52
9120 Atlantic acidophilous beech forests with Ilex and sometimes also Taxus in the shrublayer (Quercion robori-petraeae or Ilici-Fagenion) 6647.48
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 6.51
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 18.88
9230 Galicio-Portuguese oak woods with Quercus robur and Quercus pyrenaica 2859.44
9240 Quercus faginea and Quercus canariensis Iberian woods 0.56
9330 Quercus suber forests 90.03
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 2215.61
9380 Forests of Ilex aquifolium 0.21

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)
July 2001
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
Not available
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) April 2019
Date of Standard data form update September 2012

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Other resources

Natura 2000 map viewer Interactive map designed for showing and querying Natura 2000 sites. Other information such as Nationally designated areas and LIFE projects are also available.
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Data download The Natura 2000 dataset is available from the European Environment Agency website
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