Rade d'Hyères

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR9301613)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since April 2002
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (FR82)
  • Surface area: 489 km2 (48867.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 92%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 14 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 32 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (14)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Invertebrates 5
Mammals 4
Reptiles 4

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time 2938.68
1120 Posidonia beds (Posidonion oceanicae) 12734.3
1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide 489.78
1150 Coastal lagoons 134
1160 Large shallow inlets and bays 0
1170 Reefs 2448.9
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 0.1
1240 Vegetated sea cliffs of the Mediterranean coasts with endemic Limonium spp 101
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 0.2
1410 Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) 10
1420 Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi) 139
1430 Halo-nitrophilous scrubs (Pegano-Salsoletea) 489.78
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 0.1
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 7.66
2210 Crucianellion maritimae fixed beach dunes 1.36
2230 Malcolmietalia dune grasslands 0.6
2250 Coastal dunes with Juniperus spp 0.01
2270 Wooded dunes with Pinus pinea and/or Pinus pinaster 11
3120 Oligotrophic waters containing very few minerals generally on sandy soils of the West Mediterranean, with Isoetes spp 0.2
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 0.1
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 8.4
5320 Low formations of Euphorbia close to cliffs 101
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 2
5410 West Mediterranean clifftop phryganas (Astragalo-Plantaginetum subulatae) 6
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 0.01
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 10
8330 Submerged or partially submerged sea caves 0
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 3
9320 Olea and Ceratonia forests 52
9330 Quercus suber forests 6.8
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 348
9540 Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines 24.5

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
January 2011
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) June 2014
Date of Standard data form update November 2017

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