Massif de la Vanoise

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR8201783)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since April 2002
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Rhône-Alpes (FR71)
  • Surface area: 540 km2 (54030.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine biogeographical region
  • It protects 8 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 28 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 (8)
Species group Number
Flowering Plants 4
Invertebrates 1
Mammals 1
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 10
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 540.3
3220 Alpine rivers and the herbaceous vegetation along their banks 540.3
3230 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Myricaria germanica 0.1
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 0.1
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 1620.9
4080 Sub-Arctic Salix spp scrub 540.3
6150 Siliceous alpine and boreal grasslands 1000
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 8644.8
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 5403
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 540.3
6520 Mountain hay meadows 540.3
7110 Active raised bogs 540.3
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 0
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 1
7230 Alkaline fens 540.3
7240 Alpine pioneer formations of the Caricion bicoloris-atrofuscae 100
8110 Siliceous scree of the montane to snow levels (Androsacetalia alpinae and Galeopsietalia ladani) 4862.7
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 9725.4
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 540.3
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 3241.8
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 3241.8
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 540.3
8310 Caves not open to the public 1
8340 Permanent glaciers 8104.5
9410 Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea) 540.3
9420 Alpine Larix decidua and/or Pinus cembra forests 540.3
9430 Subalpine and montane Pinus uncinata forests (* if on gypsum or limestone) 540.3

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)
April 2002
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
December 2003
 
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) October 2008
 
Date of Standard data form update June 2017

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