Haute vallée de la Garonne

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR7300883)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since May 2002
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Midi-Pyrénées (FR62)
  • Surface area: 111 km2 (11134.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine biogeographical region
  • It protects 16 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 22 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form


Species

Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (16)
Species group Number
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 3
Mammals 10
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 111.34
4030 European dry heaths 222.68
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 556.7
5120 Mountain Cytisus purgans formations 111.34
6140 Siliceous Pyrenean Festuca eskia grasslands 111.34
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 111.34
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 222.68
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 111.34
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 111.34
7110 Active raised bogs 111.34
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 111.34
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 111.34
7230 Alkaline fens 111.34
8110 Siliceous scree of the montane to snow levels (Androsacetalia alpinae and Galeopsietalia ladani) 111.34
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 111.34
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 111.34
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 111.34
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 111.34
9120 Atlantic acidophilous beech forests with Ilex and sometimes also Taxus in the shrublayer (Quercion robori-petraeae or Ilici-Fagenion) 668.04
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 111.34
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 111.34
9430 Subalpine and montane Pinus uncinata forests (* if on gypsum or limestone) 111.34

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)
May 2002
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
January 2008
 
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) December 2008
 
Date of Standard data form update June 2011

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