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

ES7020127

1.3 Site name

Risco de la Mérica

1.4 First Compilation date

2000-05

1.5 Update date

2012-09

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Viceconsejería de Medio Ambiente (Gobierno de Canarias)
Address:               
Email:medioambiente@gobiernodecanarias.org
Date site proposed as SCI:2000-05
Date site confirmed as SCI:2001-12
Date site designated as SAC:2010-01
National legal reference of SAC designation:Decreto 174/2009, de 29 de diciembre, del Gobierno de Canarias, por el que se declaran Zonas Especiales de Conservación integrantes de la Red Natura 2000 en Canarias y medidas para el mantenimiento en un estado de conservación favorable de estos espacios naturales [BOC, 13,ene,2010]

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:-17.342710
Latitude:28.102390

2.2 Area [ha]

38.3000

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
ES70Canarias

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Macaronesian (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
1250  info      0.00373794  0.00         
5330  info      0.669877  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.
BA452Bucanetes githagineus           
BA103Falco peregrinus           
R1242Gallotia simonyi                   
  • 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

Total Habitat Cover

0

Other Site Characteristics

La zona de Quiebracanillas se corresponde con un piedemonte formado por los derrubios que han caído del propio Risco de la Mérica. Este acantilado está formado por basaltos subrecientes de disposición horinzontal en su parte alta y basaltos antiguos en la parte inferior. Estas acumulaciones de derrubios, aún funcionales, están compuestas por rocas angulares de gran tamaño junto con sedimenos derivados de la erosión de la pared vertical. La pendiente de la zona es de aproximadamente 45°. La vegetación está caracterizada por la presencia de matorral xerófilo propio de las zonas bajas de la isla. Los balos (Plocama pendula), el cerrillo (Hyparrhenia hirta) y la dama (Schyzogyne sericea) son las especies vegetales más abundantes. Veta La Fuente es un andén que está situado en el propio Risco de La Mérica a unos 250 m s.n.m. y colindante con la zona anterior. Este andén abarca, en longitud, casi la totalidad de la pared y presenta un ancho máximo de 3-4 m. El sustrato está formado por materiale finos (arenas) depositados por acción de la erosión en donde la vegetación alcanza una cobertura destacable, sobre todo en aquellos puntos en los que existe una mayor humedad edáfica.

4.2 Quality and importance

Constituye la única localidad en la distribución de la subespecie de lagarto gigante en la Gomera.

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
ES92100.00

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Cabildo Insular de La Gomera
Address:
Email:

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

X
Yes Name: Plan rector de uso y gestión del parque rural de Valle Gran Rey
Link: http://www.gobiernodecanarias.org/boc/2006/105/002.html

No, but in preparation
No

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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SITE DISPLAY