Valles del Voltoya y el Zorita

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES4160111)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since August 2000
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Castilla y León (ES41)
  • Surface area: 397 km2 (39653.05 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 17 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 22 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form


Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (17)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Fishes 3
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 3
Mammals 8
Reptiles 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1410 Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) 20.88
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 16.34
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 9.25
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 55.59
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 4.25
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 3.96
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 3710.51
6310 Dehesas with evergreen Quercus spp 291
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 296.8
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 27.8
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 47.9
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 0.02
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 3.6
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 12.62
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 1.4
91B0 Thermophilous Fraxinus angustifolia woods 486.89
9230 Galicio-Portuguese oak woods with Quercus robur and Quercus pyrenaica 386.69
9240 Quercus faginea and Quercus canariensis Iberian woods 61.44
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 470.03
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 11657
9540 Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines 4454.95
9560 Endemic forests with Juniperus spp 106.55

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)
August 2000
  • 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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