Massif du Puigmal

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR9101472)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since December 1998
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Languedoc-Roussillon (FR81)
  • Surface area: 88 km2 (8784.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine biogeographical region
  • It protects 6 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 (6)
Species group Number
Ferns 1
Invertebrates 1
Mammals 3
Mosses & Liverworts 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
4030 European dry heaths 87.84
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 1141.92
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 88.05
5120 Mountain Cytisus purgans formations 527.04
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 87.84
6140 Siliceous Pyrenean Festuca eskia grasslands 87.84
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 263.52
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 87.84
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 351.36
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 0
7110 Active raised bogs 0
7230 Alkaline fens 0
8110 Siliceous scree of the montane to snow levels (Androsacetalia alpinae and Galeopsietalia ladani) 263.52
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 351.36
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 88.05
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 175.68
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 87.84
8310 Caves not open to the public 439.2
8340 Permanent glaciers 439.2
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 87.84
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 87.84
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 87.84
9410 Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea) 175.68
9430 Subalpine and montane Pinus uncinata forests (* if on gypsum or limestone) 1405.44

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 2003
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) August 2016
Date of Standard data form update August 2016

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