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 16 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 29 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form


Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (16)
Species group Number
Fishes 1
Invertebrates 7
Mammals 6
Mosses & Liverworts 1
Reptiles 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3130 Oligotrophic to mesotrophic standing waters with vegetation of the Littorelletea uniflorae and/or of the Isoeto-Nanojuncetea 0.999104
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 0.999104
3270 Rivers with muddy banks with Chenopodion rubri pp and Bidention pp vegetation 1.32816
3280 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Paspalo-Agrostidion species and hanging curtains of Salix and Populus alba 1.56457
4030 European dry heaths 401.569
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 87.3571
5110 Stable xero-thermophilous formations with Buxus sempervirens on rock slopes (Berberidion pp) 7.65082
5120 Mountain Cytisus purgans formations 31.9434
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 190.431
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 6.36544
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 1.53399
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) 3.38598
8110 Siliceous scree of the montane to snow levels (Androsacetalia alpinae and Galeopsietalia ladani) 210.038
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 2.1926
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 14.8278
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 71.5491
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 0.999104
8310 Caves not open to the public 0.999104
9120 Atlantic acidophilous beech forests with Ilex and sometimes also Taxus in the shrublayer (Quercion robori-petraeae or Ilici-Fagenion) 2370.99
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 401.995
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 60.1062
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 549.369
9260 Castanea sativa woods 1701.62
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 56.8253
9330 Quercus suber forests 1122.66
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 14216.1
9540 Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines 1866.16
9580 Mediterranean Taxus baccata woods 0.2

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 December 2014

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