Costa Sudoeste

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code PTZPE0015)
  • Under Birds Directive
  • Since March 1988
  • Country: Portugal
  • Administrative region: Algarve (PT15), Alentejo (PT18)
  • Surface area: 1007 km2 (100685.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 53%
  • Located in Mediterranean and Marine Atlantic biogeographical regions
  • It protects 105 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 48 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form


Species


List

Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (105)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Birds 64
Fishes 1
Flowering Plants 26
Invertebrates 1
Mammals 9
Reptiles 3

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time 0
1130 Estuaries 0
1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide 0
1150 Coastal lagoons 0
1240 Vegetated sea cliffs of the Mediterranean coasts with endemic Limonium spp 0
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 0
1320 Spartina swards (Spartinion maritimae) 0
1410 Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) 0
1420 Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi) 0
1430 Halo-nitrophilous scrubs (Pegano-Salsoletea) 0
1510 Mediterranean salt steppes (Limonietalia) 0
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 0
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 0
2130 Fixed coastal dunes with herbaceous vegetation ('grey dunes') 0
2150 Atlantic decalcified fixed dunes (Calluno-Ulicetea) 0
2190 Humid dune slacks 0
2230 Malcolmietalia dune grasslands 0
2240 Brachypodietalia dune grasslands with annuals 0
2250 Coastal dunes with Juniperus spp 0
2260 Cisto-Lavenduletalia dune sclerophyllous scrubs 0
2270 Wooded dunes with Pinus pinea and/or Pinus pinaster 0
2330 Inland dunes with open Corynephorus and Agrostis grasslands 0
3110 Oligotrophic waters containing very few minerals of sandy plains (Littorelletalia uniflorae) 0
3120 Oligotrophic waters containing very few minerals generally on sandy soils of the West Mediterranean, with Isoetes spp 0
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 0
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 0
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 0
3290 Intermittently flowing Mediterranean rivers of the Paspalo-Agrostidion 0
4020 Temperate Atlantic wet heaths with Erica ciliaris and Erica tetralix 0
4030 European dry heaths 0
5140 Cistus palhinhae formations on maritime wet heaths 0
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 0
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 0
5410 West Mediterranean clifftop phryganas (Astragalo-Plantaginetum subulatae) 0
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 0
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 0
6310 Dehesas with evergreen Quercus spp 0
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 0
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 0
7210 Calcareous fens with Cladium mariscus and species of the Caricion davallianae 0
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 0
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
8330 Submerged or partially submerged sea caves 0
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 0
9240 Quercus faginea and Quercus canariensis Iberian woods 0
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 0
9330 Quercus suber forests 0
9540 Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines 0

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) Under Birds directive
  • Date classified as Special Protection Area (SPA)
March 1988
 
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Not under Habitats directive
 
Date of Standard data form update November 2015

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