Sierra de la Muela

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ES6200018)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since April 1999
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Región de Murcia (ES62)
  • Surface area: 109 km2 (10903.89 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 48 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 21 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (48)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Birds 43
Mammals 3
Reptiles 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 3.83
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 2.99
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 0.66
3250 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Glaucium flavum 11.15
3280 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Paspalo-Agrostidion species and hanging curtains of Salix and Populus alba 0.9
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 1608.08
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 788.81
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 653.99
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 95.16
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 86.64
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 2220.8
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 27.73
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 1.75
7210 Calcareous fens with Cladium mariscus and species of the Caricion davallianae 0.32
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 3.07
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 23.69
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 438.63
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 8.32
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 6.6
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 1134.68
9530 (Sub-) Mediterranean pine forests with endemic black pines 651.43

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 November 2021

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