Ria d'Etel

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR5300028)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since December 1998
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Bretagne (FR52)
  • Surface area: 43 km2 (4259.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 49%
  • Located in Atlantic biogeographical region
  • It protects 13 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 25 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 (13)
Species group Number
Fishes 6
Flowering Plants 2
Invertebrates 3
Mammals 2

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time 34.04
1130 Estuaries 1125.2
1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide 425.9
1150 Coastal lagoons 7.22
1160 Large shallow inlets and bays 231.3
1170 Reefs 128.17
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 0.35
1230 Vegetated sea cliffs of the Atlantic and Baltic Coasts 1.01
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 5.01
1320 Spartina swards (Spartinion maritimae) 40.73
1330 Atlantic salt meadows (Glauco-Puccinellietalia maritimae) 254.06
1420 Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi) 2.47
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 0.04
2130 Fixed coastal dunes with herbaceous vegetation ('grey dunes') 0.38
2190 Humid dune slacks 0.07
3110 Oligotrophic waters containing very few minerals of sandy plains (Littorelletalia uniflorae) 0.83
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 0.46
4020 Temperate Atlantic wet heaths with Erica ciliaris and Erica tetralix 9.36
4030 European dry heaths 237.99
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 13.31
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 2.08
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 1.46
7150 Depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion 0.01
9120 Atlantic acidophilous beech forests with Ilex and sometimes also Taxus in the shrublayer (Quercion robori-petraeae or Ilici-Fagenion) 53.4
91D0 Bog woodland 0.16

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)
December 1998
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
December 2009
 
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) May 2016
 
Date of Standard data form update September 2017

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Other resources

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Data download The Natura 2000 dataset is available from the European Environment Agency website
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