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Marais de Talmont et zones littorales entre les Sables-d'Olonne et Jard-sur-Mer

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR5200657)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since August 1998
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Pays de la Loire (FR51)
  • Surface area: 20 km2 (2010.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 18%
  • Located in Atlantic biogeographical region
  • It protects 6 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 27 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (6)
Species group Number
Flowering Plants 2
Mammals 4

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time 2
1130 Estuaries 119.9
1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide 64.6
1150 Coastal lagoons 281.3
1170 Reefs 261
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 0.01
1220 Perennial vegetation of stony banks 0.01
1230 Vegetated sea cliffs of the Atlantic and Baltic Coasts 20.2
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 7.3
1320 Spartina swards (Spartinion maritimae) 83.4
1330 Atlantic salt meadows (Glauco-Puccinellietalia maritimae) 64.4
1410 Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) 83.4
1420 Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi) 44.1
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 0.06
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 3
2130 Fixed coastal dunes with herbaceous vegetation ('grey dunes') 62.4
2150 Atlantic decalcified fixed dunes (Calluno-Ulicetea) 0.6
2170 Dunes with Salix repens ssp argentea (Salicion arenariae) 0.03
2180 Wooded dunes of the Atlantic, Continental and Boreal region 393.2
2190 Humid dune slacks 1.6
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 0.8
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 0.5
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 0.8
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 15.1
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 0.1
9540 Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines 166.8

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)
August 1998
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
November 2015
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) July 2016
Date of Standard data form update September 2013

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