Calanques et îles marseillaises - Cap Canaille et massif du Grand Caunet

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR9301602)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since July 2003
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (FR82)
  • Surface area: 500 km2 (50015.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 79%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 12 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 26 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (12)
Species group Number
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 4
Mammals 5
Reptiles 2

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time 269
1120 Posidonia beds (Posidonion oceanicae) 656
1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide 0.01
1160 Large shallow inlets and bays 0
1170 Reefs 311
1240 Vegetated sea cliffs of the Mediterranean coasts with endemic Limonium spp 230.6
2240 Brachypodietalia dune grasslands with annuals 0.01
3290 Intermittently flowing Mediterranean rivers of the Paspalo-Agrostidion 4
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 43.14
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 91.7
5320 Low formations of Euphorbia close to cliffs 1.4
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 0.23
5410 West Mediterranean clifftop phryganas (Astragalo-Plantaginetum subulatae) 14
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 106
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 479
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 818
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 26
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 501.27
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
8330 Submerged or partially submerged sea caves 0
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 0.42
9320 Olea and Ceratonia forests 35
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 376
9540 Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines 234
9580 Mediterranean Taxus baccata woods 501.27

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 2009
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) June 2014
Date of Standard data form update November 2017

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