Sierras de Urbión y Cebollera

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES4170116)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since March 1999
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Castilla y León (ES41)
  • Surface area: 430 km2 (43005.22 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 23 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 39 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (23)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Fishes 2
Flowering Plants 3
Invertebrates 10
Mammals 6
Mosses & Liverworts 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3110 Oligotrophic waters containing very few minerals of sandy plains (Littorelletalia uniflorae) 25.73
3160 Natural dystrophic lakes and ponds 1.58
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 0.16
3220 Alpine rivers and the herbaceous vegetation along their banks 6.36
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 3.24
4020 Temperate Atlantic wet heaths with Erica ciliaris and Erica tetralix 28.37
4030 European dry heaths 4286.68
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 1339.2
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 502.79
5120 Mountain Cytisus purgans formations 303.67
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 1845.25
6160 Oro-Iberian Festuca indigesta grasslands 166.24
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 168.4
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 1922.05
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 38.74
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 545.23
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 6.08
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 5.65
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 69.92
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 1076.88
7110 Active raised bogs 2.42
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 43.28
7150 Depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion 0.1
7230 Alkaline fens 56.94
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 838.13
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 9.02
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 44.11
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 32.44
9120 Atlantic acidophilous beech forests with Ilex and sometimes also Taxus in the shrublayer (Quercion robori-petraeae or Ilici-Fagenion) 2808.26
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 14.57
91B0 Thermophilous Fraxinus angustifolia woods 502.17
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 48.15
9230 Galicio-Portuguese oak woods with Quercus robur and Quercus pyrenaica 5790.99
9240 Quercus faginea and Quercus canariensis Iberian woods 314.28
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 20.48
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 308.54
9380 Forests of Ilex aquifolium 855.39
9430 Subalpine and montane Pinus uncinata forests (* if on gypsum or limestone) 47.78
9580 Mediterranean Taxus baccata woods 0.84

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)
March 1999
  • 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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