Vallée du Gardon de Saint-Jean

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR9101368)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since March 2001
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Languedoc-Roussillon (FR81)
  • Surface area: 190 km2 (19020.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 21 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 22 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 (21)
Species group Number
Fishes 4
Invertebrates 7
Mammals 10

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 0
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 0
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 28.5
3250 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Glaucium flavum 29
3280 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Paspalo-Agrostidion species and hanging curtains of Salix and Populus alba 28.5
4030 European dry heaths 1150
5120 Mountain Cytisus purgans formations 130
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 8
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 36
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 286
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 233
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0
7230 Alkaline fens 0
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 0
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 100
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 4
9120 Atlantic acidophilous beech forests with Ilex and sometimes also Taxus in the shrublayer (Quercion robori-petraeae or Ilici-Fagenion) 265
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 4
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 163
9260 Castanea sativa woods 5909
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 54
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 5562

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 2001
  • 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 September 2017

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