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

B

1.2 Site code

ES1120001

1.3 Site name

Ancares - Courel

1.4 First Compilation date

1997-12

1.5 Update date

2015-11

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Dirección Xeral de Conservación da Natureza Consellería de Medio Ambiente e Ordenación do Territorio Xunta de Galicia
Address:               
Email:dxcn.cmati@xunta.es
Date site proposed as SCI:1997-12
Date site confirmed as SCI:2004-12
Date site designated as SAC:2014-03
National legal reference of SAC designation:Decreto 37/2014, de 27 de marzo, por el que se declaran zonas especiales de conservación los lugares de importancia comunitaria de Galicia y se aprueba el Plan director de la Red Natura 2000 de Galicia (D.O.G. nº 62, de 31 de marzo de 2014).

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:-6.965700
Latitude:42.875800

2.2 Area [ha]

102634.5100

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
ES11Galicia

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Atlantic (92.00 %) Mediterranean (8.00 %)

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
3160  info      0.5  0.00 
3260  info      998.59  0.00 
3270  info      1.3  0.00 
4020  info      370.88  0.00 
4030  info      34785.1  0.00 
4060  info      96.6  0.00 
5230  info      15.07  0.00 
6160  info      21.92  0.00 
6170  info      9.27  0.00 
6210  info      21.2  0.00 
6220  info      535.87  0.00 
6230  info      12.81  0.00 
6410  info      198.16  0.00 
6430  info      400.28  0.00 
6510  info      900.68  0.00 
7110  info      80.98  0.00 
7140  info      0.88  0.00 
7150  info      1.62  0.00 
7220  info      10.73  0.00 
8130  info      470.8  0.00 
8210  info      379.94  0.00 
8220  info      1745.14  0.00 
8230  info      2875.21  0.00 
8310  info      340.18  0.00 
9120  info      297.9  0.00 
9180  info      190.25  0.00 
91E0  info      476.33  0.00 
9230  info      12763.8  0.00 
9260  info      8222.59  0.00 
9330  info      96.42  0.00 
9340  info      354.76  0.00 
9380  info      218.3  0.00 
9580  info      5.95  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.
BA085Accipiter gentilis           
BA086Accipiter nisus           
BA229Alcedo atthis           
BA259Anthus spinoletta           
BA091Aquila chrysaetos           
BA221Asio otus           
I1092Austropotamobius pallipes           
BA215Bubo bubo           
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus           
I1088Cerambyx cerdo           
A1172Chioglossa lusitanica           
F1116Chondrostoma polylepis           
BA264Cinclus cinclus           
BA080Circaetus gallicus           
BA082Circus cyaneus         
BA082Circus cyaneus           
BA082Circus cyaneus           
BA084Circus pygargus           
BA084Circus pygargus    10       
BA238Dendrocopos medius           
A1194Discoglossus galganoi           
BA236Dryocopus martius           
I1007Elona quimperiana           
BA379Emberiza hortulana           
I1065Euphydryas aurinia           
BA103Falco peregrinus           
BA099Falco subbuteo           
P1885Festuca elegans           
P1891Festuca summilusitana           
M1301Galemys pyrenaicus           
I1024Geomalacus maculosus           
BA092Hieraaetus pennatus         
R1249Lacerta monticola           
R1259Lacerta schreiberi           
BA338Lanius collurio           
I1083Lucanus cervus           
BA246Lullula arborea           
M1355Lutra lutra           
M1310Miniopterus schreibersii           
BA280Monticola saxatilis           
M1324Myotis myotis           
P1865Narcissus asturiensis           
P1862Narcissus cyclamineus           
P1857Narcissus pseudonarcissus ssp. nobilis           
BA277Oenanthe oenanthe           
BA277Oenanthe oenanthe           
BA325Parus palustris           
BA415Perdix perdix hispaniensis           
BA072Pernis apivorus           
BA346Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax           
BA317Regulus regulus           
M1304Rhinolophus ferrumequinum           
M1303Rhinolophus hipposideros           
BA275Saxicola rubetra           
BA275Saxicola rubetra           
BA155Scolopax rusticola           
BA332Sitta europaea           
P1398Sphagnum pylaesii           
BA302Sylvia undata           
BA108Tetrao urogallus           
BA333Tichodroma muraria           
BA286Turdus iliacus           
BA285Turdus philomelos           
BA287Turdus viscivorus    100       
M1354Ursus arctos           
P1733Veronica micrantha           
  • 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
Canis lupus                   
Coronella austriaca                   
Discoglossus galganoi                   
Felis sylvestris                   
Lacerta vivipara                   
Mustela erminea                   
Natrix natrix                   
Plecotus austriacus                   
Rana iberica                   
Triturus boscai                   
  • 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
N0848.00
N1010.00
N121.00
N141.00
N1518.00
N168.00
N178.00
N191.00
N224.00
N231.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

Zona de alta y media montaña.Importantes masas de Quercus robur y Quercus pyrenaica. Abedulares , avellanos, castaños, alisos,tejos y serbales. Breazales húmedos meridionales de Erica ciliaris y Erica tetralix. Brezales secos. Diversificada comunidad de vertebrados debido a los desniveles altitudinales y a la variedad de hábitat. El sector meridional posee importantes representaciones botánicas con bosques mixtos de hayas, robles, avellanos y tejos y sotobosques de arándanos y brezos. Afloramientos calizos en el valle de Visuña.

4.2 Quality and importance

Diversificada comunidad de vertebrados debido a los desniveles altitudinales y a la variedad de hábitat.Hábitats apropiados para Oso Pardo, Lobo, Nutria, Urogallo Común y Culebrera Europea. Alto interés cinegético. Ancares, al norte, es una zona típicamente atlántica de alta y media montaña. Importantes masas de Quercus robur y Quercus pyrenaica. Abedulares , avellanos, castaños, alisos, tejos y serbales. Breazales húmedos meridionales de Erica ciliaris y Erica tetralix. Brezales secos. Courel, en el sector meridional, posee importantes representaciones botánicas con bosques mixtos de hayas, robles, avellanos y tejos y sotobosques de jaras arándanos y brezos. Afloramientos calizos en el valle de Visuña. Presencia de poblaciones estables de Lobo (Canis lupus).

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]
MA04.03b
HC01.07i
MF03.01i
HF03.02.03b
MG05i
HJ01b
LK03.06i
LK04.05i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
MA04.03i
HG01.02i
MG02.09i

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

Mapa forestal y de vegetación (Zona de protección del Oso Pardo).

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
ES17100.00

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
ES17Ancares - Courel=100.00

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other Ancares - Courel=100.00

5.3 Site designation (optional)

Paraje pintoresco (Ancares). Reserva Nacional de Caza de Ancares. Refugio de fauna LU-7 (Devesa da Rogueira). Zona de aplicación del Plan de Recuperación del Oso Pardo (Ancares). Área Importante para las Aves (SEO/BirdLife): IBA 009 Sierra de los Ancares.

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Dirección Xeral de Conservación da Natureza Consellería de Medio Ambiente e Ordenación do Territorio Xunta de Galicia
Address:
Email:dxcn.cmati@xunta.es

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

X
Yes Name: Plan director de la Red Natura 2000 de Galicia
Link: http://www.cmati.xunta.es/seccion-tema/c/Conservacion?content=Direccion_Xeral_Conservacion_Natureza/Espazos_protexidos/seccion.html&sub=Rede_natura_2000/

No, but in preparation
No

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)

Plan de Ordenación Cinegético. Plan de Recuperación del Oso pardo.(DECRETO 149/1992) El Plan de recuperación del oso pardo está en proceso de revisión y se estudia su ampliación para incluir el Courel como zona potencial de expansión.

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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