Valles altos del Nansa y Saja y Alto Campoo

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES1300021)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since July 2001
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Cantabria (ES13)
  • Surface area: 511 km2 (51098.51 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Atlantic biogeographical region
  • It protects 25 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 27 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (25)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Ferns 3
Flowering Plants 2
Invertebrates 6
Mammals 12
Reptiles 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
4020 Temperate Atlantic wet heaths with Erica ciliaris and Erica tetralix 5620.84
4030 European dry heaths 10730.7
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 1021.97
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 4598.87
5120 Mountain Cytisus purgans formations 510.985
6140 Siliceous Pyrenean Festuca eskia grasslands 1021.97
6160 Oro-Iberian Festuca indigesta grasslands 510.985
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 510.985
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 510.985
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 510.985
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 1021.97
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 510.985
7110 Active raised bogs 510.985
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 510.985
7150 Depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion 510.985
7230 Alkaline fens 510.985
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 510.985
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 510.985
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 510.985
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 510.985
9120 Atlantic acidophilous beech forests with Ilex and sometimes also Taxus in the shrublayer (Quercion robori-petraeae or Ilici-Fagenion) 6131.82
9160 Sub-Atlantic and medio-European oak or oak-hornbeam forests of the Carpinion betuli 1532.96
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 510.985
9230 Galicio-Portuguese oak woods with Quercus robur and Quercus pyrenaica 510.985
9260 Castanea sativa woods 510.985
9380 Forests of Ilex aquifolium 1021.97
9580 Mediterranean Taxus baccata woods 510.985

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 of Standard data form update September 2012

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