Plateau de Montselgues

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR8201660)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since March 1999
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Rhône-Alpes (FR71)
  • Surface area: 40 km2 (3995.20 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Continental and Mediterranean biogeographical regions
  • It protects 16 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 (16)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Invertebrates 4
Mammals 9
Mosses & Liverworts 2

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 0.3
3160 Natural dystrophic lakes and ponds 0.04
3280 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Paspalo-Agrostidion species and hanging curtains of Salix and Populus alba 0.42
4030 European dry heaths 151.97
5120 Mountain Cytisus purgans formations 657.55
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 187.35
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 118.92
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 9.8
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 1.93
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 0.1
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 1.88
6520 Mountain hay meadows 53.31
7110 Active raised bogs 0.55
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 0.81
7150 Depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion 0.63
8110 Siliceous scree of the montane to snow levels (Androsacetalia alpinae and Galeopsietalia ladani) 3.43
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 84.19
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 19.74
9120 Atlantic acidophilous beech forests with Ilex and sometimes also Taxus in the shrublayer (Quercion robori-petraeae or Ilici-Fagenion) 92.82
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 38.82
91D0 Bog woodland 0.1
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 82.68
9260 Castanea sativa woods 693.6
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 0.49
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 90.37

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)
March 1999
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
December 2004
 
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) October 2008
 
Date of Standard data form update December 2018

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