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

FR9101441

1.3 Site name

Complexe lagunaire de Lapalme

1.4 First Compilation date

1996-01

1.5 Update date

2018-05

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Ministère de l'écologie, du développement durable et de l'énergie - DGALN/DEB/SDEN/Bureau Natura 2000
Address:          La Défense Cedex  92055   
Email:en3.en.deb.dgaln@developpement-durable.gouv.fr
Date site proposed as SCI:2001-02
Date site confirmed as SCI:2006-07
Date site designated as SAC:2008-12
National legal reference of SAC designation:http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/jo_pdf.do?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000020132731

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:3.026670
Latitude:42.969720

2.2 Area [ha]

1856.0000

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
FR81Languedoc-Roussillon

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
1150  info  X     788.81  0.00 
1210  info      0.38  0.00 
1310  info      7.34  0.00 
1410  info      77.94  0.00 
1420  info      308.89  0.00 
1510  info  X     2.21  0.00 
2110  info      2.51  0.00 
2120  info      0.39  0.00 
2210  info      3.55  0.00 
2230  info      36.8  0.00   
3140  info      0.04  0.00 
6220  info  X     1.31  0.00 
92D0  info      11.42  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.
M1310Miniopterus schreibersii               
M1307Myotis blythii               
M1321Myotis emarginatus               
M1304Rhinolophus ferrumequinum               
M1303Rhinolophus hipposideros               
  • 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
Althenia filiformis                     
Limoniastrum monopetalum                     
Limonium companyonis                     
Limonium cuspidatum                       
Limonium diffusum                     
Limonium girardianum                       
Limonium legrandii                     
Pseudorlaya pumila                       
  • 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
N0255.89
N0321.84
N0416.22
N060.04
N070.67
N081.00
N090.84
N151.64
N170.25
N210.47
N231.14

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

L'étang de Lapalme appartient aux lagunes de la portion audoise et roussillonnaise de la côte du Languedoc-Roussillon. Un long cordon littoral très plat permet à la mer d'influencer fortement les milieux. Il est doté de l'un des derniers graus naturels et intermittents de Méditerranée. Et est aussi caractérisé par des apports d'eau douce majoritairement d'origines karstiques. La proximité des stations touristiques du littoral roussillonnais, la multiplication des activités de pleine nature et les risques liés à la dégradation de la qualité de l'eau sont les principales menaces sur ce site.

4.2 Quality and importance

La lagune de La Palme est la lagune de référence selon les critères de l'état écologique de la DCE. On trouve des formations très riches en Limonium (steppes salées-habitat prioritaire) et des herbiers de Zostères (Zostera noltii) en mélanges avec des Ruppia (Ruppia cirrhosa). Avec les sites des basses plaines de l'Aude (n°83) et de Bages/Sigean (n°88), il complète l'ensemble des formations à Limoniastre (en limite de répartition actuellement à la suite de leur destruction sur le bord de l'étang de Leucate). A noter des montilles de sable dunaire fixé, riches en annuelles très rares. Ce site est un important lieu de nourrissage pour des Chiroptères, parmi lesquels on recense 5 espèces d'intérêt communautaire.

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]
LA01O
MA03.03I
MA04.03O
MA07B
MA08B
MD01.04I
HE01I
LE03I
HG01B
HG01.01I
MG01.03I
HG05.01B
HH01I
MI01I
LJ02.09I
LK01.02I
LK01.04I
LK01.05I
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
HC01.05I

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
sum100

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
FR121.00
FR145.00
FR15100.00

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Parc Naturel Régional de la Narbonnaise en Méditerranée
Address:
Email:

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

X
Yes Name: DOCOB Etang de La Palme approuvé par AP du 7 avril 2010
Link: http://www.occitanie.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/docob-de-l-etang-de-la-palme-a1121.html

No, but in preparation
No

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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SITE DISPLAY