Database release:
SDF
NATURA 2000 - STANDARD DATA FORM

For Special Protection Areas (SPA),
Proposed Sites for Community Importance (pSCI),
Sites of Community Importance (SCI) and
for Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. SITE IDENTIFICATION

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1.1 Type

A

1.2 Site code

ES0000468

1.3 Site name

Serra d'Espadà (ZEPA)

1.4 First Compilation date

2009-06

1.5 Update date

2014-11

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Conselleria d’Infraestructures,Territori i Medi Ambient. Generalitat Valenciana
Address:               
Email:nebot_jos@gva.es

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site classified as SPA:2000-05
National legal reference of SPA designationAcuerdo de 5 de junio de 2009, del Consell, de ampliación de la Red de Zonas de Especial Protección para las Aves (ZEPA) de la Comunitat Valenciana. (DOCV num 6031, de 09.06.2009) y Acuerdo de 27 de noviembre de 2009, del Consell, de corrección de errores en los anexos I y II del Acuerdo de 5 de junio, del Consell, de ampliación de la Red de Zonas de Especial Protección para las Aves (ZEPA) de la Comunitat Valenciana. (DOCV num 6155 de 30.11.2009)

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:-0.430600
Latitude:39.962500

2.2 Area [ha]

65333.5100

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
ES52Comunidad Valenciana

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Mediterranean (0.00 %)

3. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

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3.1 Habitat types present on the site and assessment for them

Annex I Habitat types Site assessment
Code PF NP Cover [ha] Cave [number] Data quality A|B|C|D A|B|C
      RepresentativityRelative SurfaceConservationGlobal
4030  info      12413.4  0.00 
5210  info      8493.36  0.00 
5330  info      5880.02  0.00 
8130  info      1960.01  0.00 
8210  info      653.335  0.00 
8220  info      3920.01  0.00 
92A0  info      653.335  0.00 
9330  info      10453.4  0.00 
9340  info      2613.34  0.00 
9580  info      653.335  0.00       
  • PF: for the habitat types that can have a non-priority as well as a priority form (6210, 7130, 9430) enter "X" in the column PF to indicate the priority form.
  • NP: in case that a habitat type no longer exists in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Cover: decimal values can be entered
  • Caves: for habitat types 8310, 8330 (caves) enter the number of caves if estimated surface is not available.
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation)

3.2 Species referred to in Article 4 of Directive 2009/147/EC and listed in Annex II of Directive 92/43/EEC and site evaluation for them

Species Population in the site Site assessment
G Code Scientific Name S NP T Size Unit Cat. D.qual. A|B|C|D A|B|C
      MinMax  Pop.Con.Iso.Glo.
BA168Actitis hypoleucos                 
BA229Alcedo atthis                 
BA052Anas crecca                 
BA052Anas crecca                 
BA053Anas platyrhynchos    10  19           
BA255Anthus campestris                 
BA091Aquila chrysaetos             
BA028Ardea cinerea    54           
I1092Austropotamobius pallipes                 
BA215Bubo bubo                 
BA025Bubulcus ibis      139           
BA133Burhinus oedicnemus                 
BA243Calandrella brachydactyla                 
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus                 
BA136Charadrius dubius                 
BA136Charadrius dubius               
F1126Chondrostoma toxostoma                 
BA080Circaetus gallicus                 
BA231Coracias garrulus                 
BA026Egretta garzetta               
BA379Emberiza hortulana                 
BA103Falco peregrinus                 
BA245Galerida theklae                 
BA078Gyps fulvus    16  63           
BA093Hieraaetus fasciatus    11  11     
BA092Hieraaetus pennatus                 
BA459Larus cachinnans      3150           
BA183Larus fuscus      16           
BA179Larus ridibundus      14           
BA246Lullula arborea                 
BA242Melanocorypha calandra                 
BA073Milvus migrans                 
M1310Miniopterus schreibersii    160  160     
M1307Myotis blythii                 
M1321Myotis emarginatus    150  150     
M1324Myotis myotis                 
BA077Neophron percnopterus             
BA279Oenanthe leucura                 
BA017Phalacrocorax carbo                 
BA017Phalacrocorax carbo                 
BA005Podiceps cristatus    22           
BA346Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax                 
M1305Rhinolophus euryale    700  700     
M1304Rhinolophus ferrumequinum    30  30     
M1303Rhinolophus hipposideros    20  20     
BA302Sylvia undata                 
BA004Tachybaptus ruficollis                 
BA004Tachybaptus ruficollis    10           
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, I = Invertebrates, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Type: p = permanent, r = reproducing, c = concentration, w = wintering (for plant and non-migratory species use permanent)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the Standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting (see reference portal)
  • Abundance categories (Cat.): C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present - to fill if data are deficient (DD) or in addition to population size information
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation); VP = 'Very poor' (use this category only, if not even a rough estimation of the population size can be made, in this case the fields for population size can remain empty, but the field "Abundance categories" has to be filled in)

3.3 Other important species of flora and fauna (optional)

Species

Population in the site

Motivation

Group CODE Scientific Name S NP Size Unit Cat. Species Annex Other categories
     MinMax C|R|V|PIVVABCD
Centaurea paui                     
Centaurea saguntina                     
Dianthus multiaffinis                     
Erodium aguilellae                     
Erucastrum virgatum ssp brachycarpum                     
Jasione mansanetiana                     
Minuartia valentina                     
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, Fu = Fungi, I = Invertebrates, L = Lichens, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • CODE: for Birds, Annex IV and V species the code as provided in the reference portal should be used in addition to the scientific name
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting, (see reference portal)
  • Cat.: Abundance categories: C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present
  • Motivation categories: IV, V: Annex Species (Habitats Directive), A: National Red List data; B: Endemics; C: International Conventions; D: other reasons

4. SITE DESCRIPTION

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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover
N062.00
N0823.00
N1838.00
N2122.00
N2210.00
N235.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

La Sierra de Espadán es una zona de montaña de gran valor ambiental que destaca por su singularidad geológica, al constituir un enclave silíceo en el conjunto mayoritariamente calizo de las sierras valencianas. Además, bajo esta denominación se incluye una parte importante de las sierras del curso del río Mijares en la provincia de Castellón.

4.2 Quality and importance

Alberga el alcornocal más extenso de la Comunidad Valenciana, así como varias especies endémicas de gran interés. Incluye además dos refugios importantes para murciélagos, la Cova de l'Onder y la Cova de l'Ereta. Alberga poblaciones nidificantes de 22 especies de aves incluidas en el Anexo I de la Directiva 79/409/CEE. No obstante, la zona es de especial importancia para la conservación de rapaces rupícolas. Alberga el 11,6% de los efectivos regionales de Águila-azor Perdicera (con 11 parejas reproductoras en el censo de 2003), el 16,3% de Buitre Leonado (hasta 63 parejas en 2008), el 8,1% de Águila Real (con 6 parejas nidificantes en 2006) y el 9,5% de la población de Alimoche Común (1 pareja entre 2003 y 2008). Además, posee poblaciones importantes de Halcón Peregrino y Búho Real. Los rangos de las poblaciones de aves reflejadas en el apartado 3.2 muestran los contingentes mínimos y máximos registrados en el periodo 2003-2008, elaborados a partir de censos oficiales.

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
ES1065.00

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
ES10Parc Natural de la Serra d'Espadà-65.00

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other Parc Natural de la Serra d'Espadà-65.00

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Conselleria d’Infraestructures,Territori i Medi Ambient. Generalitat Valenciana
Address:
Email:nebot_jos@gva.es

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

X
Yes Name: Plan de Ordenación de los Recursos Naturales de la Sierra de Espadán, aprobado mediante el Decreto 218/1997, de 30 de julio, del Consell, y Plan Rector de Uso y Gestión del Parque Natural de la Sierra de Espadán, aprobado mediante el Decreto 59/2005, de 11 de marzo, del Consell.
Link: http://www.cma.gva.es/web/indice.aspx?nodo=2462&idioma=C

No, but in preparation
No

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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