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Massif du Montagnon

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR7200745)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since November 2001
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Aquitaine (FR61)
  • Surface area: 87 km2 (8694.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine and Atlantic biogeographical regions
  • It protects 19 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 24 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (19)
Species group Number
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 6
Mammals 12

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
4020 Temperate Atlantic wet heaths with Erica ciliaris and Erica tetralix 88.71
4030 European dry heaths 612
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 237
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 65.4
5110 Stable xero-thermophilous formations with Buxus sempervirens on rock slopes (Berberidion pp) 37.3
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 9.8
6140 Siliceous Pyrenean Festuca eskia grasslands 16.6
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 339
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 583
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 684
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 1.2
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 80.8
7110 Active raised bogs 1
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.07
7230 Alkaline fens 2.7
8110 Siliceous scree of the montane to snow levels (Androsacetalia alpinae and Galeopsietalia ladani) 16.2
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 133
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 193
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 0.05
8310 Caves not open to the public 0.02
9120 Atlantic acidophilous beech forests with Ilex and sometimes also Taxus in the shrublayer (Quercion robori-petraeae or Ilici-Fagenion) 875
9140 Medio-European subalpine beech woods with Acer and Rumex arifolius 1951.62
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 35.9
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 50.4

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 2004
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) July 2014
Date of Standard data form update December 2019

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