Las Batuecas-Sierra de Francia

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES4150107)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since January 1998
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Castilla y León (ES41)
  • Surface area: 318 km2 (31786.33 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 27 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 (27)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Fishes 4
Flowering Plants 3
Invertebrates 5
Mammals 9
Mosses & Liverworts 1
Reptiles 4

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 7
3160 Natural dystrophic lakes and ponds 1.79
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 16.55
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 3.19
3270 Rivers with muddy banks with Chenopodion rubri pp and Bidention pp vegetation 30.71
4020 Temperate Atlantic wet heaths with Erica ciliaris and Erica tetralix 9.86
4030 European dry heaths 7311.75
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 669.36
5120 Mountain Cytisus purgans formations 228.36
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 382.84
6160 Oro-Iberian Festuca indigesta grasslands 45.67
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 3.32
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 7.03
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 3.19
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 48.34
7150 Depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion 13.46
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 318
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 495.95
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 25.63
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 335.27
9230 Galicio-Portuguese oak woods with Quercus robur and Quercus pyrenaica 4622.76
9260 Castanea sativa woods 2178.45
9330 Quercus suber forests 1341.22
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 1479.3
9540 Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines 282.4
9580 Mediterranean Taxus baccata woods 0.29

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

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