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Sierra de Las Nieves

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Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (34)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Birds 28
Flowering Plants 2
Invertebrates 1
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 3.04
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 1.75
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 5.19
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 356.67
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 4307.7
5110 Stable xero-thermophilous formations with Buxus sempervirens on rock slopes (Berberidion pp) 420.77
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 1889.5
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 5165.06
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 152.84
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 5201.88
6310 Dehesas with evergreen Quercus spp 985.11
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 32.39
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 2.66
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 60.07
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 50.42
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 9.29
8310 Caves not open to the public 214.32
91B0 Thermophilous Fraxinus angustifolia woods 14.69
9260 Castanea sativa woods 23.83
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 73.33
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 87.27
9330 Quercus suber forests 854.73
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 361.96
9520 Abies pinsapo forests 883.02
9540 Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines 557.34

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) Under Birds directive
  • Date classified as Special Protection Area (SPA)
October 2002
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) September 2018
Date of Standard data form update October 2020

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