Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES4320077)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since December 1997
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Extremadura (ES43)
  • Surface area: 1148 km2 (114818.53 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 153 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 (153)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Birds 123
Ferns 3
Fishes 3
Flowering Plants 4
Invertebrates 4
Mammals 12
Reptiles 3

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3110 Oligotrophic waters containing very few minerals of sandy plains (Littorelletalia uniflorae) 0.21
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 120.58
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 0.11
3160 Natural dystrophic lakes and ponds 0.25
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 801.37
3250 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Glaucium flavum 120.58
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 14.76
3270 Rivers with muddy banks with Chenopodion rubri pp and Bidention pp vegetation 72.35
3280 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Paspalo-Agrostidion species and hanging curtains of Salix and Populus alba 12.06
4030 European dry heaths 4467.53
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 86.09
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 3925.85
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 5358.85
6310 Dehesas with evergreen Quercus spp 53813.9
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 12.06
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 26.04
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 120.58
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 1.73
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 497.2
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 120.58
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 1207.37
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 120.58
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 214.61
9230 Galicio-Portuguese oak woods with Quercus robur and Quercus pyrenaica 81.66
9240 Quercus faginea and Quercus canariensis Iberian woods 264.11
9260 Castanea sativa woods 131.23
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 39.4
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 452.44
9320 Olea and Ceratonia forests 205.8
9330 Quercus suber forests 2892.19
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 10371.1

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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Other resources

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