Cheval Blanc - Montagne de Boules - Barre des Dourbes

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR9301530)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since April 2002
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (FR82)
  • Surface area: 83 km2 (8258.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine and Mediterranean biogeographical regions
  • It protects 16 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 19 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form


Species

Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (16)
Species group Number
Flowering Plants 2
Invertebrates 5
Mammals 8
Reptiles 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 18.4
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 104.4
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 649
5110 Stable xero-thermophilous formations with Buxus sempervirens on rock slopes (Berberidion pp) 212.92
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 82.75
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 0.1
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 2337.4
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 499
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 211.4
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 3.21
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 5.5
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 263.8
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 485
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 99.7
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 404.1
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 2.55
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 10
9430 Subalpine and montane Pinus uncinata forests (* if on gypsum or limestone) 82.75
9560 Endemic forests with Juniperus spp 102.28

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)
April 2002
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
December 2003
 
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) November 2012
 
Date of Standard data form update April 2016

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