Vallée du Gardon de Mialet

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR9101367)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since December 1998
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Languedoc-Roussillon (FR81)
  • Surface area: 234 km2 (23371.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 18 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 24 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
Ferns 1
Fishes 3
Invertebrates 7
Mammals 7

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 233.71
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 233.71
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 233.71
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 233.71
3250 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Glaucium flavum 233.71
4030 European dry heaths 934.84
5120 Mountain Cytisus purgans formations 233.71
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 233.71
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 233.71
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 233.71
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 233.71
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 233.71
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 233.71
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 233.71
7230 Alkaline fens 233.71
8150 Medio-European upland siliceous screes 233.71
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 233.71
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 233.71
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 233.71
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 233.71
9260 Castanea sativa woods 5842.75
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 233.71
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 934.84
9530 (Sub-) Mediterranean pine forests with endemic black pines 233.71

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
July 2006
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) April 2016
Date of Standard data form update February 2016

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