Serranía de Cuenca

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES4230014)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since December 1997
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Castilla-La Mancha (ES42)
  • Surface area: 1853 km2 (185318.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 40 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 37 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (40)
Species group Number
Birds 21
Fishes 4
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 8
Mammals 4
Reptiles 2

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1520 Iberian gypsum vegetation (Gypsophiletalia) 1853.18
3110 Oligotrophic waters containing very few minerals of sandy plains (Littorelletalia uniflorae) 1853.18
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 1853.18
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 1853.18
3160 Natural dystrophic lakes and ponds 1853.18
4030 European dry heaths 5559.54
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 11119.1
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 1853.18
5110 Stable xero-thermophilous formations with Buxus sempervirens on rock slopes (Berberidion pp) 11119.1
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 1853.18
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 1853.18
6160 Oro-Iberian Festuca indigesta grasslands 1853.18
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 1853.18
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 1853.18
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 1853.18
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 1853.18
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 1853.18
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 1853.18
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 1853.18
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 1853.18
7210 Calcareous fens with Cladium mariscus and species of the Caricion davallianae 1853.18
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 1853.18
7230 Alkaline fens 1853.18
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 1853.18
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 1853.18
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 1853.18
8310 Caves not open to the public 1853.18
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 1853.18
91B0 Thermophilous Fraxinus angustifolia woods 1853.18
9230 Galicio-Portuguese oak woods with Quercus robur and Quercus pyrenaica 1853.18
9240 Quercus faginea and Quercus canariensis Iberian woods 3706.36
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 1853.18
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 7412.72
9380 Forests of Ilex aquifolium 1853.18
9540 Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines 1853.18
9560 Endemic forests with Juniperus spp 5559.54
9580 Mediterranean Taxus baccata woods 1853.18

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)
December 1997
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
Not available
Date of Standard data form update June 2004

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