Sierra de Gredos

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Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (136)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Birds 111
Fishes 2
Flowering Plants 2
Invertebrates 5
Mammals 10
Mosses & Liverworts 1
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) 109.85
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 7.38
3160 Natural dystrophic lakes and ponds 0
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 58.09
3250 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Glaucium flavum 120.18
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 39.87
4020 Temperate Atlantic wet heaths with Erica ciliaris and Erica tetralix 1.18
4030 European dry heaths 2958.11
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 1078.44
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 1992.04
5120 Mountain Cytisus purgans formations 22490.5
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 1257.23
6160 Oro-Iberian Festuca indigesta grasslands 3632.85
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 8.69
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 3445.94
6310 Dehesas with evergreen Quercus spp 8.69
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 13.3
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 537.55
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 2537.17
7110 Active raised bogs 1.18
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 1116.8
7150 Depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion 2.77
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 4922.62
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 4245.47
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 212.59
91B0 Thermophilous Fraxinus angustifolia woods 144.05
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 610.68
9230 Galicio-Portuguese oak woods with Quercus robur and Quercus pyrenaica 8038.8
9260 Castanea sativa woods 361.96
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 23.18
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 12.58
9380 Forests of Ilex aquifolium 8.69
9530 (Sub-) Mediterranean pine forests with endemic black pines 7.26
9540 Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines 4829.73

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)
October 2000
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
Not available
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) September 2015
Date of Standard data form update October 2015

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