Havre de Saint-Germain-sur-Ay et Landes de Lessay

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR2500081)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since March 1999
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Basse-Normandie (FR25)
  • Surface area: 41 km2 (4056.37 ha)
  • Marine area: 30%
  • Located in Atlantic biogeographical region
  • It protects 11 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 33 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
Amphibians 1
Fishes 4
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 4
Mammals 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time 9.95
1130 Estuaries 740.21
1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide 40.61
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 5.65
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 1.52
1330 Atlantic salt meadows (Glauco-Puccinellietalia maritimae) 289.76
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 1.24
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 32.84
2130 Fixed coastal dunes with herbaceous vegetation ('grey dunes') 151.05
2170 Dunes with Salix repens ssp argentea (Salicion arenariae) 1.3
2180 Wooded dunes of the Atlantic, Continental and Boreal region 0.41
2190 Humid dune slacks 2.43
3110 Oligotrophic waters containing very few minerals of sandy plains (Littorelletalia uniflorae) 4.86
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 0.41
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 15.49
3160 Natural dystrophic lakes and ponds 0.98
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 0.36
4010 Northern Atlantic wet heaths with Erica tetralix 899.91
4020 Temperate Atlantic wet heaths with Erica ciliaris and Erica tetralix 11.42
4030 European dry heaths 214.91
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 0.31
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 98.41
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 48.86
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 4.15
7110 Active raised bogs 2.4
7120 Degraded raised bogs still capable of natural regeneration 22.12
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 10.85
7150 Depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion 3.31
7210 Calcareous fens with Cladium mariscus and species of the Caricion davallianae 11.31
7230 Alkaline fens 0.73
9190 Old acidophilous oak woods with Quercus robur on sandy plains 14.51
91D0 Bog woodland 0.71
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 0.89

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)
March 1999
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
December 2008
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) October 2014
Date of Standard data form update July 2019

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