Vallées et côteaux xérothermiques des Couzes et Limagnes

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR8301035)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since April 2002
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Auvergne (FR72)
  • Surface area: 23 km2 (2311.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Continental biogeographical region
  • It protects 17 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 21 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 (17)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Fishes 4
Invertebrates 5
Mammals 7

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1340 Inland salt meadows 1.62
3130 Oligotrophic to mesotrophic standing waters with vegetation of the Littorelletea uniflorae and/or of the Isoeto-Nanojuncetea 0
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 0.94
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 0.41
4030 European dry heaths 18.24
5120 Mountain Cytisus purgans formations 0
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 47
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 1.29
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 497.95
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 73.61
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 0
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 1.73
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 2.23
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 23.42
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.02
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 13.3
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 41.07
9160 Sub-Atlantic and medio-European oak or oak-hornbeam forests of the Carpinion betuli 0
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 3.65
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 82.57
91F0 Riparian mixed forests of Quercus robur, Ulmus laevis and Ulmus minor, Fraxinus excelsior or Fraxinus angustifolia, along the great rivers (Ulmenion minoris) 0.37

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)
April 2002
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
January 2011
 
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) March 2012
 
Date of Standard data form update May 2017

Interactive map

Other resources

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Data download The Natura 2000 dataset is available from the European Environment Agency website
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