Mont Caume - mont Faron - forêt domaniale des Morières

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR9301608)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since December 1998
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (FR82)
  • Surface area: 113 km2 (11304.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 20 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 25 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (20)
Species group Number
Fishes 3
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 5
Mammals 11

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 0.03
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 2
3290 Intermittently flowing Mediterranean rivers of the Paspalo-Agrostidion 1
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 10.4
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 583
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 17.07
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 123
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 96
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 0.16
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 0.05
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 23.56
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 4
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 452
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 966
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 2.96
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 2.8
91B0 Thermophilous Fraxinus angustifolia woods 10.66
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 58.44
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 4.65
9320 Olea and Ceratonia forests 118
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 4391
9380 Forests of Ilex aquifolium 267
9540 Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines 175
9580 Mediterranean Taxus baccata woods 18.94

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) June 2014
Date of Standard data form update November 2017

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