Sierra de Gredos y Valle del Jerte

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES4320038)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since December 1997
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Extremadura (ES43)
  • Surface area: 695 km2 (69528.61 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 91 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 31 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (91)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Birds 55
Ferns 1
Fishes 3
Flowering Plants 5
Invertebrates 9
Mammals 13
Reptiles 4

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3110 Oligotrophic waters containing very few minerals of sandy plains (Littorelletalia uniflorae) 0.1
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 0.1
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 5.5
4020 Temperate Atlantic wet heaths with Erica ciliaris and Erica tetralix 189.65
4030 European dry heaths 4734.4
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 127.23
5120 Mountain Cytisus purgans formations 10168.4
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 518.75
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 183
6160 Oro-Iberian Festuca indigesta grasslands 70.17
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 1095.74
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 886.81
6310 Dehesas with evergreen Quercus spp 342.61
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 695.29
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 0.1
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 0.51
7110 Active raised bogs 0.1
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 32.91
7150 Depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion 695.29
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 976.42
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 9332.81
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 695.29
91B0 Thermophilous Fraxinus angustifolia woods 14.79
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 619.15
9230 Galicio-Portuguese oak woods with Quercus robur and Quercus pyrenaica 20276.4
9260 Castanea sativa woods 1742.3
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 0.1
9330 Quercus suber forests 194.41
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 1406.56
9380 Forests of Ilex aquifolium 0.1
9580 Mediterranean Taxus baccata woods 0.1

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
May 2008
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) May 2015
Date of Standard data form update December 2015

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