Gervanne et rebord occidental du Vercors

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR8201681)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since December 1998
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Rhône-Alpes (FR71)
  • Surface area: 182 km2 (18150.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine and Mediterranean biogeographical regions
  • It protects 18 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 35 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (18)
Species group Number
Fishes 2
Invertebrates 5
Mammals 11

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
2330 Inland dunes with open Corynephorus and Agrostis grasslands 0.13
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 0
3160 Natural dystrophic lakes and ponds 0.76
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 7.45
3250 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Glaucium flavum 15.3
4030 European dry heaths 2.06
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 0.03
5110 Stable xero-thermophilous formations with Buxus sempervirens on rock slopes (Berberidion pp) 432.13
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 307.64
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 86.4
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 24.45
6120 Xeric sand calcareous grasslands 7.54
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 29.88
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 365
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 1609
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 0.22
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 16.72
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 2.55
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 0.91
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 4.62
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 309
6520 Mountain hay meadows 26.48
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.47
7230 Alkaline fens 9.97
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 2.52
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 137.8
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 95.62
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 9.73
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 490
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 2576
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 274.13
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 221.34
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 21.03
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 47.34

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

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