Massís del Montseny

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES5110001)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since November 1996
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Cataluña (ES51)
  • Surface area: 290 km2 (29033.69 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 60 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 34 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (60)
Species group Number
Birds 35
Fishes 1
Invertebrates 9
Mammals 12
Mosses & Liverworts 1
Reptiles 2

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 0.001
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 0.003
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 5.449
3270 Rivers with muddy banks with Chenopodion rubri pp and Bidention pp vegetation 0.935
3280 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Paspalo-Agrostidion species and hanging curtains of Salix and Populus alba 0.873
3290 Intermittently flowing Mediterranean rivers of the Paspalo-Agrostidion 0.606
4030 European dry heaths 331.437
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 130.002
5110 Stable xero-thermophilous formations with Buxus sempervirens on rock slopes (Berberidion pp) 21.847
5120 Mountain Cytisus purgans formations 52.783
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 101.468
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 7.153
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 2.708
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 0.162
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 0.916
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 1.012
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 15.055
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 71.625
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 22.469
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 239.987
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 10.596
8310 Caves not open to the public 0.999
9120 Atlantic acidophilous beech forests with Ilex and sometimes also Taxus in the shrublayer (Quercion robori-petraeae or Ilici-Fagenion) 3059.43
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 120.862
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 53.848
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 0.517
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 364.959
9240 Quercus faginea and Quercus canariensis Iberian woods 0.239
9260 Castanea sativa woods 1478.73
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 3.343
9330 Quercus suber forests 1068.89
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 12789.8
9540 Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines 1795.56
9580 Mediterranean Taxus baccata woods 0.038

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)
November 1996
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
July 2006
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) November 2014
Date of Standard data form update June 2021

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