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

PTCON0035

1.3 Site name

Alvito/Cuba

1.4 First Compilation date

1998-10

1.5 Update date

2015-12

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas, I.P.
Address:               
Email:icnf@icnf.pt
Date site proposed as SCI:1998-10
Date site confirmed as SCI:2008-03
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:-7.993027
Latitude:38.298183

2.2 Area [ha]

922.9800

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
PT18Alentejo

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

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.
P1713Linaria ricardoi    250  500     
M1355Lutra lutra                 
R1221Mauremys leprosa           
  • 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
1359Herpestes ichneumon                     
  • 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
N12100.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

O Sítio inclui duas áreas distintas, geograficamente separadas (Cuba e Alvito), ocupadas por sistemas agrícolas, incluindo cerealicultura de sequeiro. São zonas de topografia aplanada, parcialmente ocupada por solos de elevada qualidade, conhecidos como “Barros de Beja”. Na parcela de Cuba, as actividades económicas restringem-se à agricultura e à pastorícia, com destaque para a cultura de cereais, criação de ovinos e pontualmente olivicultura. Na parcela de Alvito acrescem a exploração de montados de sobro e azinho e a suinicultura em regime de montanheira.

4.2 Quality and importance

A presença de olivais de reduzida dimensão não sujeitos a um uso intensivo parece ter sido determinante para a conservação da espécie prioritária Linaria ricardoi, um endemismo lusitano cuja ocorrência se encontra associada aos ecossistemasagrícolas do Baixo Alentejo. Na área Norte do Sítio é de salientar a presença abundante de cágado-mediterrânico (Mauremys leprosa), espécie que utiliza uma grande variedade de habitats dulciaquícolas, sejam de águas paradas ou de corrente lenta, permanentes ou temporárias, com muita vegetação aquática e elevada insolação das margens.

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]
HA02.01i
MA04.01i
MA07i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]

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

Coutinho, A.X.P. 1906. As escrophulariaceas de Portugal - Contribuições para o estudo da flora portuguesa. Bol. Soc. Brot. 22: 114-115, 131-136. Eggers, T. 1984. Some remarks on endangered weed species in Germany. Coll. Int. sur l'ecologie, La biologie et la systematique des mauvaises herbes 1: 395-402. Columa - Ewrs. Moreira, I.; Vasconcelos, T.; Monteiro, A. & Sousa, E. (Dep. Botânica e Eng. Biológica - I.S.A.). Salvem-se ervas daninhas messícolas. 2F.1-2F.4. Associação Portuguesa de Economia Agrária. Santo, M.D.E.; Capelo, J.; Lousã, M.F.; Monteiro, A.M.; Moreira, I.; Neto, C.; Sousa, E. & Vasconcelos, M.T. 1997. Distribuição geográfica e estatuto de ameaça das espécies da flora a proteger em Portugal Continental (Relatório final). I.S.A. - Dep. Botânica e Eng. Biológica, Lisboa. Plano Sectorial da Rede Natura 2000 em http://www.icnf.pt/portal/naturaclas/rn2000/p-set/q-e Relatório Nacional de aplicação da Directiva Habitats 2007-2012, em http://www.icnf.pt/portal/naturaclas/rn2000/dir-ave-habit/rel-nac/rel-nac-07-12

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
PT00100.00

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas, I.P.
Address:
Email:icnf@icnf.pt

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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INSPIRE ID:
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
No

SITE DISPLAY