Sierra de Cabrera-Bédar

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES6110005)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since December 1997
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Andalucía (ES61)
  • Surface area: 337 km2 (33705.83 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 12 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 (12)
Species group Number
Birds 4
Flowering Plants 2
Invertebrates 1
Mammals 3
Reptiles 2

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 1
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 11
1410 Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) 38
1410 Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) 4
1420 Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi) 4
1430 Halo-nitrophilous scrubs (Pegano-Salsoletea) 101
1510 Mediterranean salt steppes (Limonietalia) 568
1520 Iberian gypsum vegetation (Gypsophiletalia) 275
2210 Crucianellion maritimae fixed beach dunes 1
2230 Malcolmietalia dune grasslands 0.75
2260 Cisto-Lavenduletalia dune sclerophyllous scrubs 6
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 0.1
3250 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Glaucium flavum 9
3290 Intermittently flowing Mediterranean rivers of the Paspalo-Agrostidion 32
5110 Stable xero-thermophilous formations with Buxus sempervirens on rock slopes (Berberidion pp) 14
5220 Arborescent matorral with Zyziphus 49
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 10989
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 561
6310 Dehesas with evergreen Quercus spp 332
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 9
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 3
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 6
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 223
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 0.05
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 158
9330 Quercus suber forests 0.15
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 3
9540 Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines 8

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
July 2006
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) January 2015
Date of Standard data form update December 2018

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