Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES2110002)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since November 2000
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: País Vasco (ES21)
  • Surface area: 18 km2 (1759.99 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 46 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 20 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (46)
Species group Number
Birds 42
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 1
Mammals 2

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 17.6
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 17.6
4030 European dry heaths 88
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 17.6
5110 Stable xero-thermophilous formations with Buxus sempervirens on rock slopes (Berberidion pp) 158.4
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 17.6
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 52.8
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 17.6
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 17.6
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 17.6
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 17.6
7230 Alkaline fens 17.6
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 17.6
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 52.8
9120 Atlantic acidophilous beech forests with Ilex and sometimes also Taxus in the shrublayer (Quercion robori-petraeae or Ilici-Fagenion) 17.6
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 123.2
9230 Galicio-Portuguese oak woods with Quercus robur and Quercus pyrenaica 35.2
9240 Quercus faginea and Quercus canariensis Iberian woods 211.2
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 17.6
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 264

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)
November 2000
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
July 2006
Date of Standard data form update March 2013

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Other resources

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Data download The Natura 2000 dataset is available from the European Environment Agency website
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