Le Rhône aval

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR9301590)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since December 1998
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Languedoc-Roussillon (FR81), Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (FR82)
  • Surface area: 126 km2 (12579.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 2%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 23 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 24 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form


Species


List

Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (23)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Fishes 6
Invertebrates 6
Mammals 9
Reptiles 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time 23
1130 Estuaries 851
1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide 136
1150 Coastal lagoons 321
1160 Large shallow inlets and bays 115
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 1.5
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 2.91
1410 Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) 21
1420 Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi) 582
1510 Mediterranean salt steppes (Limonietalia) 63
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 0.15
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 21
2210 Crucianellion maritimae fixed beach dunes 6.65
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 0
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 309
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 0.1
3250 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Glaucium flavum 11
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 933
3270 Rivers with muddy banks with Chenopodion rubri pp and Bidention pp vegetation 5.06
3280 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Paspalo-Agrostidion species and hanging curtains of Salix and Populus alba 27
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 4.2
91F0 Riparian mixed forests of Quercus robur, Ulmus laevis and Ulmus minor, Fraxinus excelsior or Fraxinus angustifolia, along the great rivers (Ulmenion minoris) 25
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 1234
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 86

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
July 2006
 
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) October 2015
 
Date of Standard data form update November 2017

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