La plaine et le massif des Maures

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR9301622)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since December 1998
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (FR82)
  • Surface area: 343 km2 (34264.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 21 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 29 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (21)
Species group Number
Fishes 2
Invertebrates 8
Mammals 9
Reptiles 2

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide 1.7
1170 Reefs 2.7
1240 Vegetated sea cliffs of the Mediterranean coasts with endemic Limonium spp 1
2210 Crucianellion maritimae fixed beach dunes 1018.5
3120 Oligotrophic waters containing very few minerals generally on sandy soils of the West Mediterranean, with Isoetes spp 90
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 339.5
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 525
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 3
3280 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Paspalo-Agrostidion species and hanging curtains of Salix and Populus alba 2
3290 Intermittently flowing Mediterranean rivers of the Paspalo-Agrostidion 25
4030 European dry heaths 719
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 58.5
5310 Laurus nobilis thickets 7
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 19.6
5410 West Mediterranean clifftop phryganas (Astragalo-Plantaginetum subulatae) 1.3
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 199
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 8
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 265
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 379
91B0 Thermophilous Fraxinus angustifolia woods 0.1
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 339.5
9260 Castanea sativa woods 2400
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 211
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 44.6
9320 Olea and Ceratonia forests 2.4
9330 Quercus suber forests 14447
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 1006
9380 Forests of Ilex aquifolium 10
9540 Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines 1330

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) January 2014
Date of Standard data form update November 2017

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