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 (3702.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Atlantic biogeographical region
  • It protects 162 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 22 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 296.118
1130 Estuaries 925.367
1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide 148.059
1160 Large shallow inlets and bays 296.118
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 37.0147
1230 Vegetated sea cliffs of the Atlantic and Baltic Coasts 37.0147
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 148.059
1320 Spartina swards (Spartinion maritimae) 37.0147
1330 Atlantic salt meadows (Glauco-Puccinellietalia maritimae) 111.044
1420 Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi) 74.0294
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 37.0147
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 37.0147
2130 Fixed coastal dunes with herbaceous vegetation ('grey dunes') 111.044
4030 European dry heaths 37.0147
4040 Dry Atlantic coastal heaths with Erica vagans 37.0147
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 37.0147
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 37.0147
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 111.044
7210 Calcareous fens with Cladium mariscus and species of the Caricion davallianae 37.0147
9160 Sub-Atlantic and medio-European oak or oak-hornbeam forests of the Carpinion betuli 37.0147
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 37.0147
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 851.338

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 of Standard data form update September 2012

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