Marismas de Santoña, Victoria y Joyel

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES1300007)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since December 1997
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Cantabria (ES13)
  • Surface area: 37 km2 (3701.54 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Atlantic biogeographical region
  • It protects 162 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 25 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (162)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Birds 144
Ferns 3
Fishes 3
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 3
Mammals 5
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 395.61
1130 Estuaries 127.99
1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide 1013.99
1150 Coastal lagoons 62.91
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 0.09
1230 Vegetated sea cliffs of the Atlantic and Baltic Coasts 16.61
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 1.04
1320 Spartina swards (Spartinion maritimae) 143.72
1330 Atlantic salt meadows (Glauco-Puccinellietalia maritimae) 171.8
1420 Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi) 80.98
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 1.75
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 12.78
2130 Fixed coastal dunes with herbaceous vegetation ('grey dunes') 32.01
2190 Humid dune slacks 6.42
3270 Rivers with muddy banks with Chenopodion rubri pp and Bidention pp vegetation 0.05
4030 European dry heaths 0.12
4040 Dry Atlantic coastal heaths with Erica vagans 28.93
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 19.7
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 10.66
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 0.02
7210 Calcareous fens with Cladium mariscus and species of the Caricion davallianae 0.38
9160 Sub-Atlantic and medio-European oak or oak-hornbeam forests of the Carpinion betuli 3.3
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 8.43
9260 Castanea sativa woods 0.31
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 768.1

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
Not available
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) December 2015
Date of Standard data form update September 2012

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