Marais Poitevin

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR5200659)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since February 2004
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Pays de la Loire (FR51)
  • Surface area: 477 km2 (47745.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 24%
  • Located in Atlantic biogeographical region
  • It protects 20 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 23 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form


Species


List

Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (20)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Ferns 1
Fishes 8
Invertebrates 8
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 954.9
1130 Estuaries 3819.6
1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide 1909.8
1150 Coastal lagoons 954.9
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 954.9
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 954.9
1320 Spartina swards (Spartinion maritimae) 954.9
1330 Atlantic salt meadows (Glauco-Puccinellietalia maritimae) 1909.8
1410 Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) 10503.9
1420 Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi) 477.45
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 954.9
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 2387.25
2130 Fixed coastal dunes with herbaceous vegetation ('grey dunes') 2864.7
2190 Humid dune slacks 954.9
2270 Wooded dunes with Pinus pinea and/or Pinus pinaster 2864.7
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 1909.8
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 2864.7
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 3342.15
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 1432.35
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 1909.8
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 477.45
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 477.45
91F0 Riparian mixed forests of Quercus robur, Ulmus laevis and Ulmus minor, Fraxinus excelsior or Fraxinus angustifolia, along the great rivers (Ulmenion minoris) 1909.8

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)
February 2004
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
December 2004
 
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) May 2014
 
Date of Standard data form update April 2007

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Other resources

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