Sierras y Vega Alta del Segura y Ríos Alhárabe y Moratalla

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES6200004)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since April 1999
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Región de Murcia (ES62)
  • Surface area: 110 km2 (11026.84 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 91 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 (91)
Species group Number
Birds 78
Fishes 1
Invertebrates 1
Mammals 10
Reptiles 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1410 Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) 1.1
1420 Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi) 0.1
1430 Halo-nitrophilous scrubs (Pegano-Salsoletea) 57.31
1510 Mediterranean salt steppes (Limonietalia) 57.58
1520 Iberian gypsum vegetation (Gypsophiletalia) 381.38
2230 Malcolmietalia dune grasslands 0.31
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 20.18
3250 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Glaucium flavum 2.35
3280 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Paspalo-Agrostidion species and hanging curtains of Salix and Populus alba 2.26
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 484.9
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 1207.91
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 1231.57
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 144.26
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 1355.26
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 60.88
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 23.54
7210 Calcareous fens with Cladium mariscus and species of the Caricion davallianae 4.1
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.69
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 620.74
8310 Caves not open to the public 15.82
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 84.49
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 128.51
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 8.91

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)
April 1999
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
September 2006
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) May 2015
Date of Standard data form update June 2018

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