Alto Tajo

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES4240016)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since January 2001
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Castilla-La Mancha (ES42)
  • Surface area: 1401 km2 (140068.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 29 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 33 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (29)
Species group Number
Birds 12
Fishes 4
Flowering Plants 2
Invertebrates 6
Mammals 4
Mosses & Liverworts 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1410 Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) 1400.68
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 1400.68
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 1400.68
4030 European dry heaths 1400.68
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 12606.1
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 14006.8
5110 Stable xero-thermophilous formations with Buxus sempervirens on rock slopes (Berberidion pp) 5602.72
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 1400.68
6160 Oro-Iberian Festuca indigesta grasslands 1400.68
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 4202.04
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 1400.68
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 1400.68
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 1400.68
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 1400.68
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 1400.68
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 1400.68
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 1400.68
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 1400.68
7230 Alkaline fens 1400.68
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 1400.68
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 1400.68
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 1400.68
8310 Caves not open to the public 1400.68
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 1400.68
9230 Galicio-Portuguese oak woods with Quercus robur and Quercus pyrenaica 1400.68
9240 Quercus faginea and Quercus canariensis Iberian woods 2801.36
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 1400.68
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 8404.08
9380 Forests of Ilex aquifolium 1400.68
9530 (Sub-) Mediterranean pine forests with endemic black pines 35017
9540 Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines 5602.72
9560 Endemic forests with Juniperus spp 18208.8
9580 Mediterranean Taxus baccata woods 1400.68

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 2001
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
Not available
Date of Standard data form update Not available

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