Embouchure de l'Argens

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code FR9301627)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since March 2005
  • Country: France
  • Administrative region: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (FR82)
  • Surface area: 14 km2 (1380.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 13%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 17 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 28 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (17)
Species group Number
Fishes 4
Invertebrates 5
Mammals 7
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 155
1120 Posidonia beds (Posidonion oceanicae) 13.86
1130 Estuaries 10
1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide 0.3
1150 Coastal lagoons 22
1160 Large shallow inlets and bays 13.83
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 0.33
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 0.01
1410 Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) 6.59
1420 Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi) 2.87
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 0.8
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 0.73
2130 Fixed coastal dunes with herbaceous vegetation ('grey dunes') 0.52
2210 Crucianellion maritimae fixed beach dunes 0.13
2270 Wooded dunes with Pinus pinea and/or Pinus pinaster 27.72
3130 Oligotrophic to mesotrophic standing waters with vegetation of the Littorelletea uniflorae and/or of the Isoeto-Nanojuncetea 13.86
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 1.09
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 13.86
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 28.46
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 27.72
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 13.86
7210 Calcareous fens with Cladium mariscus and species of the Caricion davallianae 27.72
91B0 Thermophilous Fraxinus angustifolia woods 2
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 47.23
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 3.77
9330 Quercus suber forests 1.07
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 8.21
9540 Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines 10

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)
March 2005
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
July 2006
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) August 2015
Date of Standard data form update November 2017

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