Cap de Creus

Quick facts

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (42)
Species group Number
Birds 35
Invertebrates 2
Mammals 2
Reptiles 3

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1120 Posidonia beds (Posidonion oceanicae) 64.1418
1150 Coastal lagoons 0.1
1170 Reefs 1
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 1
1240 Vegetated sea cliffs of the Mediterranean coasts with endemic Limonium spp 313.441
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 0.1
3130 Oligotrophic to mesotrophic standing waters with vegetation of the Littorelletea uniflorae and/or of the Isoeto-Nanojuncetea 0.2
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 1
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 1
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 1
3290 Intermittently flowing Mediterranean rivers of the Paspalo-Agrostidion 1
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 66.137
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 59.8299
5410 West Mediterranean clifftop phryganas (Astragalo-Plantaginetum subulatae) 33.2412
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 1.15847
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 0.3
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 4.32307
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 20.0598
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 0.2
9260 Castanea sativa woods 2.71177
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 1
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 5.31278
9330 Quercus suber forests 199.971
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 4.91329
9540 Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines 110.827

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)
December 1997
  • 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

Interactive map

Other resources

Natura 2000 map viewer Interactive map designed for showing and querying Natura 2000 sites. Other information such as Nationally designated areas and LIFE projects are also available.
Protected planet map viewer Interactive map showing the World Database on Protected Areas
European protected sites map viewer Simple interactive map showing Natura 2000 sites and Nationally designated areas
Data download The Natura 2000 dataset is available from the European Environment Agency website
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