Massif de Sesques et de l'Ossau

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR7200744)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since November 2001
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Aquitaine (FR61)
  • Surface area: 257 km2 (25650.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine biogeographical region
  • It protects 16 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 38 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 (16)
Species group Number
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 5
Mammals 8
Mosses & Liverworts 1
Reptiles 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3130 Oligotrophic to mesotrophic standing waters with vegetation of the Littorelletea uniflorae and/or of the Isoeto-Nanojuncetea 5.7
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 0.3
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 2.94
4020 Temperate Atlantic wet heaths with Erica ciliaris and Erica tetralix 513
4030 European dry heaths 1148
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 2059
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 98.8
5110 Stable xero-thermophilous formations with Buxus sempervirens on rock slopes (Berberidion pp) 31.9
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 13
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 0.03
6140 Siliceous Pyrenean Festuca eskia grasslands 1077
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 957
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 280
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 3127
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 6.5
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 191
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 27.3
6520 Mountain hay meadows 4.1
7110 Active raised bogs 0.5
7120 Degraded raised bogs still capable of natural regeneration 256.5
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 256.5
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 1.4
7230 Alkaline fens 25.1
8110 Siliceous scree of the montane to snow levels (Androsacetalia alpinae and Galeopsietalia ladani) 395
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 12.6
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 1279
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 739
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 800
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 15.7
8310 Caves not open to the public 1.2
8340 Permanent glaciers 8.6
9120 Atlantic acidophilous beech forests with Ilex and sometimes also Taxus in the shrublayer (Quercion robori-petraeae or Ilici-Fagenion) 2479
9140 Medio-European subalpine beech woods with Acer and Rumex arifolius 1795.5
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 148
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 63.8
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 1.4
9430 Subalpine and montane Pinus uncinata forests (* if on gypsum or limestone) 78.2
9430 Subalpine and montane Pinus uncinata forests (* if on gypsum or limestone) 94

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)
November 2001
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
December 2003
 
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) July 2014
 
Date of Standard data form update September 2017

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