Canal de Menorca

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ESZZ16002)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since July 2014
  • Country: Spain
  • Administrative region: Not available
  • Surface area: 3354 km2 (335353.59 ha)
  • Marine area: 100%
  • Located in Mediterranean and Marine Mediterranean biogeographical regions
  • It protects 11 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 3 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form


Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (11)
Species group Number
Birds 9
Mammals 1
Reptiles 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time 7515.3
1120 Posidonia beds (Posidonion oceanicae) 1854.3
1170 Reefs 43998.3

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)
July 2014
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
Not available
Date of Standard data form update November 2015

Interactive map

Other resources

Natura 2000 map viewer Interactive map designed for showing and querying Natura 2000 sites. Other information such as Nationally designated areas and LIFE projects are also available.
Protected planet map viewer Interactive map showing the World Database on Protected Areas
European protected sites map viewer Simple interactive map showing Natura 2000 sites and Nationally designated areas
Data download The Natura 2000 dataset is available from the European Environment Agency website
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