Ramblas de Gérgal, Tabernas y Sur de Sierra Alhamilla

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES6110006)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since December 1997
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Andalucía (ES61)
  • Surface area: 228 km2 (22845.27 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 17 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 26 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (17)
Species group Number
Birds 15
Mammals 2

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 0.57
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 0.22
1410 Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) 1
1420 Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi) 188
1430 Halo-nitrophilous scrubs (Pegano-Salsoletea) 3
1510 Mediterranean salt steppes (Limonietalia) 2.991
1520 Iberian gypsum vegetation (Gypsophiletalia) 59
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 5
2210 Crucianellion maritimae fixed beach dunes 16
2230 Malcolmietalia dune grasslands 89
2260 Cisto-Lavenduletalia dune sclerophyllous scrubs 51
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 4
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 0.22
3250 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Glaucium flavum 73
3290 Intermittently flowing Mediterranean rivers of the Paspalo-Agrostidion 2
5110 Stable xero-thermophilous formations with Buxus sempervirens on rock slopes (Berberidion pp) 76
5220 Arborescent matorral with Zyziphus 2547
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 5792
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 9028
6310 Dehesas with evergreen Quercus spp 91
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 81
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 6
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 0.41
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 28
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 607
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 297

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) March 2015
Date of Standard data form update September 2018

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