Albufera de Mallorca

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES5310125)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since July 2000
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Illes Balears (ES53)
  • Surface area: 21 km2 (2135.17 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 128 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 25 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (128)
Species group Number
Birds 119
Mammals 8
Reptiles 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1150 Coastal lagoons 195
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 0.0213512
1240 Vegetated sea cliffs of the Mediterranean coasts with endemic Limonium spp 47.8267
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 12.48
1410 Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) 54.46
1420 Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi) 37.14
1510 Mediterranean salt steppes (Limonietalia) 0.45
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 21.3512
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 21.3512
2190 Humid dune slacks 0
2210 Crucianellion maritimae fixed beach dunes 0.005
2230 Malcolmietalia dune grasslands 21.3512
2250 Coastal dunes with Juniperus spp 47.39
2260 Cisto-Lavenduletalia dune sclerophyllous scrubs 7.51
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 0.41
3280 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Paspalo-Agrostidion species and hanging curtains of Salix and Populus alba 0.11
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 55.89
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 0.31
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 64.3
7210 Calcareous fens with Cladium mariscus and species of the Caricion davallianae 1161
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 52.43
91B0 Thermophilous Fraxinus angustifolia woods 21.3512
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 21.3512
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 15.37
9320 Olea and Ceratonia forests 9.39453

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)
July 2000
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
Not available
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) March 2015
Date of Standard data form update October 2021

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