Cañón del Río Lobos

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES4170135)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since January 1998
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Castilla y León (ES41)
  • Surface area: 122 km2 (12212.77 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 17 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 27 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 2
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 4
Mammals 8
Reptiles 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 17.27
3160 Natural dystrophic lakes and ponds 2.04
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 3.18
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 9.28
3250 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Glaucium flavum 3.36
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 7.79
4030 European dry heaths 30.45
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 60.06
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 37.45
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 24.85
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 24.56
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 46.7
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 11.69
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 12.56
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 10.75
7150 Depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion 6
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 1.22
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 39.55
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 142.05
8310 Caves not open to the public 122
91B0 Thermophilous Fraxinus angustifolia woods 7.99
9240 Quercus faginea and Quercus canariensis Iberian woods 162.14
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 19.73
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 1687.09
9530 (Sub-) Mediterranean pine forests with endemic black pines 5426.73
9540 Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines 214.37
9560 Endemic forests with Juniperus spp 2940.21

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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