Arabako hegoaldeko mendilerroak / Sierras meridionales de Álava

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Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (113)
Species group Number
Birds 94
Fishes 2
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 5
Mammals 11

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 2.6172
4030 European dry heaths 192.899
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 9.3818
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 639.853
5110 Stable xero-thermophilous formations with Buxus sempervirens on rock slopes (Berberidion pp) 1202.45
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 3.6801
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 3.1896
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 94.9718
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 517.447
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 634.196
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 124.818
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 13.9598
7210 Calcareous fens with Cladium mariscus and species of the Caricion davallianae 4.9082
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.0232
7230 Alkaline fens 1.5403
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 19.3379
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 324.433
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
9120 Atlantic acidophilous beech forests with Ilex and sometimes also Taxus in the shrublayer (Quercion robori-petraeae or Ilici-Fagenion) 294.113
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 2868.78
9160 Sub-Atlantic and medio-European oak or oak-hornbeam forests of the Carpinion betuli 4.5365
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 87.9823
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 7.2973
9230 Galicio-Portuguese oak woods with Quercus robur and Quercus pyrenaica 10.8035
9240 Quercus faginea and Quercus canariensis Iberian woods 2853.62
9260 Castanea sativa woods 0.0212
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 0.2472
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 3370.01
9580 Mediterranean Taxus baccata woods 1.188

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) Under Birds directive
  • Date classified as Special Protection Area (SPA)
November 2000
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
December 2004
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) February 2016
Date of Standard data form update October 2021

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