Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES6130007)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since December 1997
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Andalucía (ES61)
  • Surface area: 1147 km2 (114738.44 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 57 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 23 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (57)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Birds 34
Fishes 4
Flowering Plants 3
Invertebrates 2
Mammals 11
Reptiles 2

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 0.56
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 14.93
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 23.88
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 5.9
4030 European dry heaths 225.4
5110 Stable xero-thermophilous formations with Buxus sempervirens on rock slopes (Berberidion pp) 85.23
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 1560.14
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 133.01
6310 Dehesas with evergreen Quercus spp 28253.4
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 33.32
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 45.68
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 3.17
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 55.26
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 47.24
91B0 Thermophilous Fraxinus angustifolia woods 138.78
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 53.31
9240 Quercus faginea and Quercus canariensis Iberian woods 17.22
9260 Castanea sativa woods 17.69
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 16.78
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 769.49
9320 Olea and Ceratonia forests 349.49
9330 Quercus suber forests 4747.46
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 22591.1

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 February 2018

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Other resources

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