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

ES0000513

1.3 Site name

Espacio marino del Baix Llobregat-Garraf

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:1.922900
Latitude:41.127100

2.2 Area [ha]

38661.3520

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    455  1895     
BA197Chlidonias niger                 
BA014Hydrobates pelagicus    50  890     
BA181Larus audouinii    500  600     
BA181Larus audouinii    55  863     
BA183Larus fuscus                 
BA176Larus melanocephalus    864  2490     
BA604Larus michahellis                 
BA177Larus minutus                 
BA179Larus ridibundus                 
BA066Melanitta fusca                 
BA065Melanitta nigra                 
BA392Phalacrocorax aristotelis desmarestii                 
BA384Puffinus puffinus mauretanicus    819  5408     
BA384Puffinus puffinus mauretanicus    100  750     
BA464Puffinus yelkouan    306  1454   
BA464Puffinus yelkouan    100  1000   
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 ocupa la práctica totalidad de la plataforma continental, desde el sur del puerto de Barcelona hasta Vilanova i La Geltrú. También abarca tramos de talud continental, descendiendo hasta los 750 m en el Clot de San Salvador. Los fondos son arenosos en la zona costera y de fango en la plataforma. La zona presenta una productividad relativamente elevada en el contexto Mediterráneo, por efecto de la corriente liguro-provenzal-catalana en el borde del talud, y especialmente por los aportes del río Llobregat. Es, por tanto, un área propicia para el desarrollo de pequeños peces. El sector costero anexo se caracteriza por acantilados calizos en el macizo del Garraf (zona occidental) y por la llanura sedimentaria del delta del Llobregat (zona oriental).

4.2 Quality and importance

Área marina de concentración y alimentación muy importante durante el periodo reproductor para las pardelas cenicienta (Calonectris diomedea, mediterránea (Puffinus yelkouan) y balear (Puffinus mauretanicus), así como para la gaviota de Audouin (Larus audouinii), que además se reproduce en el delta del Llobregat en números importantes. Durante el invierno, se observan densidades muy elevadas de gaviota cabecinegra (Larus melanocephalus) y pardelas mediterránea y balear.

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]
HC03.03b
HD03b
MD04o
HE01b
HE03.01b
HE03.02o
MF02b
MG01.01.01b
MH01b
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 Bertolero, A., M. Genovart, A. Martínez-Abraín, B. Molina, J. Mouriño, D. Oro y G. Tavecchia. 2009. Gaviota cabecinegra, picofina, de Audouin, tridáctila y gavión atlántico en España. Población en 2007 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 [%]
ES43Costes del Garraf/0.00
ES06Ricarda-Ca l'Arana/0.00
ES06Remolar-Filipines/0.00
ES43Delta del Llobregat/0.00

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other Costes del Garraf/0.00
Ricarda-Ca l'Arana/0.00
Remolar-Filipines/0.00
Delta del Llobregat/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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