Marguareis - La Brigue - Fontan - Saorge

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR9301561)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since April 2002
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (FR82)
  • Surface area: 63 km2 (6327.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine and Mediterranean biogeographical regions
  • It protects 16 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 28 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
Amphibians 1
Flowering Plants 2
Invertebrates 5
Mammals 7
Mosses & Liverworts 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 63.14
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 98
4070 Bushes with Pinus mugo and Rhododendron hirsutum (Mugo-Rhododendretum hirsuti) 631.4
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 67
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 631.4
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 184
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 743
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 158
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 29
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 337
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 3
6520 Mountain hay meadows 30
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.1
7230 Alkaline fens 1
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 40
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 27
8160 Medio-European calcareous scree of hill and montane levels 19
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 147
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 0.1
8240 Limestone pavements 117
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 44
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 26
9260 Castanea sativa woods 2.2
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 7.4
9410 Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea) 99
9420 Alpine Larix decidua and/or Pinus cembra forests 115
9560 Endemic forests with Juniperus spp 11

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 2007
 
Date of Standard data form update November 2017

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