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

ES2430078

1.3 Site name

Montes de Zuera

1.4 First Compilation date

2000-07

1.5 Update date

2012-06

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Dirección General de Sostenibilidad. Departamento de Desarrollo Rural y Sostenibilidad. Gobierno de Aragón
Address:               
Email:biodiversidad@aragon.es
Date site proposed as SCI:2000-07
Date site confirmed as SCI:2006-06
Date site designated as SAC: No data
National legal reference of SAC designation: No data

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:-0.893889
Latitude:41.936944

2.2 Area [ha]

17273.4197

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
ES24Aragón
ES24Aragón

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Mediterranean (100.00 %)

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
1430  info      1.99  0.00 
1520  info      276.16  0.00 
5210  info      311.8  0.00 
6220  info      7.44  0.00 
9340  info      1.53  0.00 
9540  info      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.
BA247Alauda arvensis           
BA247Alauda arvensis           
BA247Alauda arvensis           
BA255Anthus campestris           
BA091Aquila chrysaetos       
BA215Bubo bubo       
BA087Buteo buteo           
BA225Caprimulgus ruficollis           
BA080Circaetus gallicus       
BA082Circus cyaneus           
BA207Columba oenas           
BA208Columba palumbus           
BA113Coturnix coturnix           
BA212Cuculus canorus           
BA379Emberiza hortulana           
BA269Erithacus rubecula           
BA269Erithacus rubecula           
I6199Euplagia quadripunctaria           
BA095Falco naumanni           
BA099Falco subbuteo           
BA322Ficedula hypoleuca           
BA359Fringilla coelebs           
BA359Fringilla coelebs           
BA245Galerida theklae           
BA078Gyps fulvus                 
BA092Hieraaetus pennatus           
BA341Lanius senator           
BA246Lullula arborea           
BA271Luscinia megarhynchos           
BA230Merops apiaster           
BA073Milvus migrans       
BA074Milvus milvus       
BA319Muscicapa striata           
BA077Neophron percnopterus           
BA278Oenanthe hispanica           
BA337Oriolus oriolus           
BA337Oriolus oriolus           
BA273Phoenicurus ochruros           
BA273Phoenicurus ochruros           
BA273Phoenicurus ochruros           
BA313Phylloscopus bonelli           
BA315Phylloscopus collybita           
BA266Prunella modularis           
BA346Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax           
BA318Regulus ignicapillus           
BA318Regulus ignicapillus           
BA210Streptopelia turtur           
BA311Sylvia atricapilla           
BA304Sylvia cantillans           
BA303Sylvia conspicillata           
BA306Sylvia hortensis           
BA302Sylvia undata           
BA265Troglodytes troglodytes           
BA265Troglodytes troglodytes           
BA286Turdus iliacus           
BA285Turdus philomelos           
BA284Turdus pilaris           
BA287Turdus viscivorus           
BA287Turdus viscivorus           
BA232Upupa epops           
  • 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
2436Acanthodactylus erythrurus                     
A085Accipiter gentilis                     
A086Accipiter nisus                     
A221Asio otus                     
A218Athene noctua                     
2361Bufo bufo                     
A431Calandrella rufescens                     
2644Capreolus capreolus                   
A366Carduelis cannabina                     
A364Carduelis carduelis                     
2645Cervus elaphus                   
2437Chalcides striatus                     
A363Chloris chloris                     
A350Corvus corax                     
A383Emberiza calandra                     
A378Emberiza cia                     
A377Emberiza cirlus                     
6284Epidalea calamita                     
A096Falco tinnunculus                     
A244Galerida cristata                     
Juniperus phoenicea                   
A655Lanius excubitor meridionalis                     
A369Loxia curvirostra                     
A328Parus ater                     
A330Parus major                     
1198Pelobates cultripes                     
2360Pelodytes punctatus                   
A357Petronia petronia                     
2431Psammodromus hispanicus    -1                   
Quercus faginea                   
Quercus ilex ballota                   
1849Ruscus aculeatus    grids1x1             
A276Saxicola torquatus                     
A361Serinus serinus                     
A219Strix aluco                     
5861Sus scrofa                   
A305Sylvia melanocephala                     
A213Tyto alba                     
  • 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
N0827.00
N1211.00
N152.00
N160.00
N1756.00
N182.00
N232.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

Espacio de gran interés y extensión sito en el centro de la Depresión del Ebro y ceñido a los montes de Zuera, Sierra de Erla, Sierra de las Pedrosas y Montes de Castejón y a su piedemonte más próximo y que eleva en las zonas más altas a 742 metros. Todo el conjunto se corresponde con plataformas tabulares ligeramente basculadas hacia el norte y generadas a expensas de procesos de erosión diferencial que dejan un techo resistente de naturaleza carbonatada, y taludes en la franja meridional y occidental de naturaleza más deleznable (yesos, arcillas), profundamente incididas por la densa red de barrancos. En la parte más meridional encontramos depósitos cuaternarios conformando amplios glacis pleistocenos. Las comunidades vegetales dominantes están constituidas por formaciones arbóreas de Pinus halepensis, en ocasiones con sotobosque de boj y sabinares abiertos mixtos, entremezclados con cultivos extensivos de secano y algunos encinares densos de gran interés. En el fondo de los barrancos y en condiciones de mayor humedad junto a las especies citadas aparecen algunos quejigos y arces. En las zonas más degradadas, sobre todo en taludes, aparecen matorrales termófilos mediterráneos presididos por Quercus coccifera, Rosmarinus officinalis, tomillares y aliagares. En los fondos de algunos barrancos encontramos formaciones puramente mediterráneas de Pistacia terebintus. Destacar las comunidades gipsícolas ligadas a afloramientos yesiferos, dominadas por Ononis tridentata, Gypsophila hispanica, Heliantemun squamatum, etc. Los usos ganaderos y agrícolas tradicionales son las principales actividades en este sector.

4.2 Quality and importance

Zona de especial relevancia por su estratégica situación en el valle del Ebro y por presentar importantes formaciones boscosas abiertas de Pinus halepensis con sabinar y encinares. Puntualmente encontramos quejigos y arces en las zonas más húmedas de los barrancos.

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]
HA02b
MC03.03b
MD01.02i
MD02.01o
MD02.01i
LE01.02b
LE06o
MF03.01i
MG01i
MG02.08i
MG04.01b
HJ01i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
X-

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

4.4 Ownership (optional)

Type[%]
PublicNational/Federal0
State/Province0
Local/Municipal0
Any Public0
Joint or Co-Ownership0
Private0
Unknown0
sum75.89

4.5 Documentation

SUARES, F.; SAINZ, H; SANTOS, T.; GONZALEZ, F. (1991): "Las estepas ibéricas". M.O.P.T. BRAUN-BLANQUET, J.; De BOLOS, O (1987): "Las comunidades vegetales de la Depresión del Ebro y su dinamismo". PELLICER, F; ECHEVERRÍA, M. (1989): "Formas de relieve del Centro de la Depresión del Ebro". Institución Fernando el Católico.

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
ES00100.00

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Dirección General de Sostenibilidad. Departamento de Desarrollo Rural y Sostenibilidad. Gobierno de Aragón
Address:
Email:sostenibilidad@aragon.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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