La Tour des Sagnes - Vallon des Terres Pleines - Orrenaye

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR9301526)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since July 2003
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (FR82)
  • Surface area: 51 km2 (5059.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine biogeographical region
  • It protects 7 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 30 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (7)
Species group Number
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 2
Mammals 4

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 10.57
3220 Alpine rivers and the herbaceous vegetation along their banks 2.78
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 3.3
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 44.1
4080 Sub-Arctic Salix spp scrub 10.76
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 120
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 456.48
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 0.1
6150 Siliceous alpine and boreal grasslands 60.73
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 1462
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 101.44
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 497
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 101.44
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 27.35
6520 Mountain hay meadows 432
7110 Active raised bogs 50.72
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 8.77
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 1.61
7230 Alkaline fens 45.82
7240 Alpine pioneer formations of the Caricion bicoloris-atrofuscae 13.55
8110 Siliceous scree of the montane to snow levels (Androsacetalia alpinae and Galeopsietalia ladani) 345
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 725
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 21.03
8160 Medio-European calcareous scree of hill and montane levels 405.76
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 223
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 102
8240 Limestone pavements 29.12
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 0.42
9420 Alpine Larix decidua and/or Pinus cembra forests 113
9430 Subalpine and montane Pinus uncinata forests (* if on gypsum or limestone) 270

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)
July 2003
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
December 2003
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) February 2014
Date of Standard data form update November 2017

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