Sierra del Moncayo

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES4170119)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since March 1999
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Castilla y León (ES41)
  • Surface area: 70 km2 (7046.40 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 9 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 24 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (9)
Species group Number
Invertebrates 5
Mammals 4

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
4030 European dry heaths 216.8
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 173.27
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 1213.48
5120 Mountain Cytisus purgans formations 1600.83
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 30.65
6160 Oro-Iberian Festuca indigesta grasslands 79.27
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 7.1
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 76.76
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 5.63
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 35.12
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 12.67
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 1.36
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 15.48
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 11.55
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.71
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 299.06
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 11.76
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 0.12
9120 Atlantic acidophilous beech forests with Ilex and sometimes also Taxus in the shrublayer (Quercion robori-petraeae or Ilici-Fagenion) 427.82
9230 Galicio-Portuguese oak woods with Quercus robur and Quercus pyrenaica 1318.62
9240 Quercus faginea and Quercus canariensis Iberian woods 173.66
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 7.68
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 192.09
9380 Forests of Ilex aquifolium 36.81

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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