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Cuenca del río Guadarrama

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES3110005)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since January 1998
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Comunidad de Madrid (ES30)
  • Surface area: 339 km2 (33936.80 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 54 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 21 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (54)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Birds 29
Fishes 2
Invertebrates 5
Mammals 13
Reptiles 4

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 0.67
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 0.05
4030 European dry heaths 330.61
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 2491.14
5120 Mountain Cytisus purgans formations 576.8
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 156.32
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 2033.22
6160 Oro-Iberian Festuca indigesta grasslands 31
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 1584.77
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 289.13
6310 Dehesas with evergreen Quercus spp 2889.95
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 45.03
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 11.32
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 1.55
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 134.26
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 87.27
91B0 Thermophilous Fraxinus angustifolia woods 43.78
9230 Galicio-Portuguese oak woods with Quercus robur and Quercus pyrenaica 492.22
9260 Castanea sativa woods 12.41
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 207.25
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 2037.4

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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