Database release:
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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

ES0000504

1.3 Site name

Bahía de Málaga-Cerro Gordo

1.4 First Compilation date

2014-03

1.5 Update date

2015-11

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Dirección General de Sostenibilidad de la Costa y del Mar - Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente
Address:               
Email:bzn-biomarina@magrama.es

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site classified as SPA:2014-07
National legal reference of SPA designationOrden AAA/1260/2014, de 9 de julio, por la que se declaran Zonas de Especial Protección para las Aves en aguas marinas españolas.

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:-4.106700
Latitude:36.671300

2.2 Area [ha]

60984.9830

2.3 Marine area [%]

100.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Mediterranean (0.00 %) Marine Mediterranean (100.00 %)

3. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

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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.
BA200Alca torda                 
BA010Calonectris diomedea                 
BA197Chlidonias niger                 
BA181Larus audouinii                 
BA183Larus fuscus    3000  3000   
BA176Larus melanocephalus    611  3085     
BA604Larus michahellis                 
BA177Larus minutus                 
BA179Larus ridibundus                 
BA065Melanitta nigra                 
BA384Puffinus puffinus mauretanicus    236  236     
BA173Stercorarius parasiticus                 
BA172Stercorarius pomarinus                 
BA175Stercorarius skua                 
BA195Sterna albifrons                 
BA193Sterna hirundo                 
BA191Sterna sandvicensis                 
BA016Sula bassana                 
  • 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
  • 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
N01100.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

Espacio marino que engloba las aguas de la bahía de Málaga, desde la desembocadura del río Guadalhorce hasta el límite entre las provincias de Málaga y Granada, frente a los acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo. En esta zona, la plataforma continental es muy estrecha, los fondos son arenosos y su profundidad máxima es de 300m. Los aportes del Guadalhorce, junto con las aguas superficiales procedentes del Atlántico, frías y ricas en nutrientes, influyen en su elevada productividad. Por tanto, es una zona favorable para la reproducción y el crecimiento de pequeños peces pelágicos costeros, especialmente la sardina (Sardina pilchardus) y el boquerón (Engraulis encrasicolus). El hábitat destaca por ser especialmente adecuado para el delfín común (Delphinus delphis).

4.2 Quality and importance

Importante área marina de concentración de gaviota cabecinegra (Larus melanocephalus) en los meses de invierno. Durante el inicio de la migración prenupcial, las concentraciones son máximas y alcanzan varios miles de ejemplares. En ambos pasos migratorios, así como en invierno, la pardela balear (Puffinus mauretanicus) utiliza la zona como área de alimentación y descanso.

4.3 Threats, pressures and activities with impacts on the site

The most important impacts and activities with high effect on the site

Negative Impacts
RankThreats and pressures [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
MC03.03b
HD03.02b
HE01b
MF01i
MF02b
MG01.01.01i
HH01.01b
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
U-

Rank: H = high, M = medium, L = low
Pollution: N = Nitrogen input, P = Phosphor/Phosphate input, A = Acid input/acidification,
T = toxic inorganic chemicals, O = toxic organic chemicals, X = Mixed pollutions
i = inside, o = outside, b = both

4.5 Documentation

Arcos, J.M., J. Bécares, B. Rodríguez y A. Ruiz. 2009. Áreas Importantes para la Conservación de las Aves marinas en España. LIFE04NAT/ES/000049-Sociedad Española de Ornitología (SEO/BirdLife). Madrid Molina, B. (Ed) 2009.Gaviotas reidora, sombría y patiamarilla en España. Población en 2007-2009 y método de censo. SEO/BirdLife. Madrid. SEO/BirdLife 2012. Atlas de las Aves en invierno en España 2007-2010. Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente-SEO/BirdLife. Madrid. SEO/BirdLife 2013. Proyecto LIFE+ INDEMARES “Inventario y designación de la Red Natura 2000 en áreas marinas del Estado español”. Unedited

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
ES00100.00

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
ES13Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo/0.00

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo/0.00

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Dirección General de Sostenibilidad de la Costa y del Mar - Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente
Address:
Email:bzn-biomarina@magrama.es

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

Yes
No, but in preparation
X
No

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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