Alta Garrotxa - Massís de les Salines

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Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (35)
Species group Number
Birds 16
Fishes 1
Invertebrates 5
Mammals 11
Reptiles 2

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 0.1
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 0.1
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 32.5
3250 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Glaucium flavum 122.283
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 0.1
3270 Rivers with muddy banks with Chenopodion rubri pp and Bidention pp vegetation 0.1
4030 European dry heaths 34.4104
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 1.43804
5110 Stable xero-thermophilous formations with Buxus sempervirens on rock slopes (Berberidion pp) 45.2126
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 0.1
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 0.1
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 0.1
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 457.275
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 0.1
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 1
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) 2.76912
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.1
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 66.2343
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 201.459
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 4.19534
8310 Caves not open to the public 1
9120 Atlantic acidophilous beech forests with Ilex and sometimes also Taxus in the shrublayer (Quercion robori-petraeae or Ilici-Fagenion) 231.99
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 1031.4
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 2489.35
9160 Sub-Atlantic and medio-European oak or oak-hornbeam forests of the Carpinion betuli 113.672
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 307.376
9240 Quercus faginea and Quercus canariensis Iberian woods 107.83
9260 Castanea sativa woods 408.139
9330 Quercus suber forests 1428.17
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 18149.2
9530 (Sub-) Mediterranean pine forests with endemic black pines 648.592
9540 Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines 606.79
9580 Mediterranean Taxus baccata woods 3.25458

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) Under Birds directive
  • Date classified as Special Protection Area (SPA)
March 2005
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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