Grand Coyer

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR9301547)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since April 2002
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (FR82)
  • Surface area: 62 km2 (6233.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine biogeographical region
  • It protects 11 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 27 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (11)
Species group Number
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 2
Mammals 7
Reptiles 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3220 Alpine rivers and the herbaceous vegetation along their banks 1.66
3230 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Myricaria germanica 124.92
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 1.66
4030 European dry heaths 124.92
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 360.15
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 298.8
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 0.5
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 499.68
6150 Siliceous alpine and boreal grasslands 13.18
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 2141.2
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 7.3
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 696.3
6520 Mountain hay meadows 1.72
7210 Calcareous fens with Cladium mariscus and species of the Caricion davallianae 124.92
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.1
7230 Alkaline fens 0.73
7240 Alpine pioneer formations of the Caricion bicoloris-atrofuscae 2.2
8110 Siliceous scree of the montane to snow levels (Androsacetalia alpinae and Galeopsietalia ladani) 296
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 455.7
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 79.13
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 110.8
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 187.38
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 4.96
9410 Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea) 312.3
9420 Alpine Larix decidua and/or Pinus cembra forests 853.11
9430 Subalpine and montane Pinus uncinata forests (* if on gypsum or limestone) 174.3
9560 Endemic forests with Juniperus spp 62.46

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) February 2014
Date of Standard data form update November 2017

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