Tinença de Benifassà, Turmell i Vallivana

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES5233001)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since December 1997
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Comunidad Valenciana (ES52)
  • Surface area: 496 km2 (49597.86 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 24 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 22 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (24)
Species group Number
Birds 17
Fishes 2
Invertebrates 3
Mammals 1
Reptiles 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 495.979
3250 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Glaucium flavum 495.979
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 1487.94
5110 Stable xero-thermophilous formations with Buxus sempervirens on rock slopes (Berberidion pp) 2975.87
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 4959.79
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 495.979
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 495.979
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 495.979
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 495.979
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 495.979
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 495.979
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 495.979
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 495.979
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 991.957
8310 Caves not open to the public 495.979
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 38.6606
9240 Quercus faginea and Quercus canariensis Iberian woods 4959.79
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 495.979
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 17359.3
9530 (Sub-) Mediterranean pine forests with endemic black pines 2479.89
9560 Endemic forests with Juniperus spp 991.957
9580 Mediterranean Taxus baccata woods 495.979

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
Not available
Date of Standard data form update July 2017

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