Haute Vallée de l'Aude et Bassin de l'Aiguette

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR9101470)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since December 1998
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Midi-Pyrénées (FR62), Languedoc-Roussillon (FR81)
  • Surface area: 171 km2 (17055.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine and Mediterranean biogeographical regions
  • It protects 18 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 31 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 (18)
Species group Number
Fishes 2
Invertebrates 4
Mammals 10
Mosses & Liverworts 2

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 0.04
4030 European dry heaths 341.1
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 170.55
5110 Stable xero-thermophilous formations with Buxus sempervirens on rock slopes (Berberidion pp) 170.55
5120 Mountain Cytisus purgans formations 170.55
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 341.1
6140 Siliceous Pyrenean Festuca eskia grasslands 170.55
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 0
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 170.55
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 170.55
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 1.24
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 5.18
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 170.55
6520 Mountain hay meadows 0.11
7110 Active raised bogs 0.03
7120 Degraded raised bogs still capable of natural regeneration 0.05
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 170.55
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.06
7230 Alkaline fens 0.05
8110 Siliceous scree of the montane to snow levels (Androsacetalia alpinae and Galeopsietalia ladani) 170.55
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 0
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 170.55
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 341.1
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 170.55
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
9120 Atlantic acidophilous beech forests with Ilex and sometimes also Taxus in the shrublayer (Quercion robori-petraeae or Ilici-Fagenion) 0
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 170.55
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 13.84
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 170.55
9410 Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea) 341.1
9430 Subalpine and montane Pinus uncinata forests (* if on gypsum or limestone) 170.55

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 2008
 
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) March 2011
 
Date of Standard data form update July 2011

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