Cuenca del río Manzanares

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES3110004)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since January 1998
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Comunidad de Madrid (ES30)
  • Surface area: 630 km2 (62999.80 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 82 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 26 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (82)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Birds 58
Fishes 4
Invertebrates 4
Mammals 11
Reptiles 4

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3110 Oligotrophic waters containing very few minerals of sandy plains (Littorelletalia uniflorae) 2.77
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 1.64
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 13.75
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 0.66
4030 European dry heaths 666.2
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 775.23
5120 Mountain Cytisus purgans formations 1400.9
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 2237.59
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 1236.4
6160 Oro-Iberian Festuca indigesta grasslands 203.54
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 4622.62
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 433.85
6310 Dehesas with evergreen Quercus spp 5142.13
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 566.45
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 13.27
7150 Depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion 0.003
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 139.73
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 659.33
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 317.49
91B0 Thermophilous Fraxinus angustifolia woods 551.27
9230 Galicio-Portuguese oak woods with Quercus robur and Quercus pyrenaica 304.12
9240 Quercus faginea and Quercus canariensis Iberian woods 0.57
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 299.3
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 0.33
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 9196.56
9560 Endemic forests with Juniperus spp 4.11

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)
January 1998
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
September 2006
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) September 2014
Date of Standard data form update September 2019

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