Database release:

For Special Protection Areas (SPA),
Proposed Sites for Community Importance (pSCI),
Sites of Community Importance (SCI) and
for Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)



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1.1 Type


1.2 Site code


1.3 Site name

El Montmell-Marmellar

1.4 First Compilation date


1.5 Update date


1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Generalitat de Catalunya, Departament de Territori i Sostenibilitat

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site classified as SPA:2006-09
National legal reference of SPA designationAcuerdo de Gobierno 112/2006, de 5 de septiembre de 2006, por el que se designan ZEPA y se aprueba la propuesta de LIC
Date site proposed as SCI:2006-09
Date site confirmed as SCI:2008-12
Date site designated as SAC:2014-11
National legal reference of SAC designation:Acuerdo de Gobierno 150/2014, de 4 de noviembre


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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:


2.2 Area [ha]


2.3 Marine area [%]


2.4 Sitelength [km] (optional):

No information provided

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Mediterranean (100.00 %)


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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
5330  info      726.308  0.00 
6220  info      409.915  0.00 
8210  info      13.954  0.00 
9240  info      4.701  0.00       
92A0  info      2.504  0.00 
9340  info      559.175  0.00 
9540  info      1988.27  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.
BA619Accipiter gentilis gentilis    15  84       
BA053Anas platyrhynchos    19  19       
BA255Anthus campestris          DD     
BA091Aquila chrysaetos         
I1092Austropotamobius pallipes    20  grids1x1     
BA215Bubo bubo          DD     
BA087Buteo buteo         
BA243Calandrella brachydactyla                     
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus    133  173       
BA225Caprimulgus ruficollis    11  18       
I1088Cerambyx cerdo          DD 
BA637Certhia brachydactyla all others    745  896       
BA080Circaetus gallicus         
BA082Circus cyaneus         
I1044Coenagrion mercuriale    grids10x10     
BA207Columba oenas    32       
BA687Columba palumbus palumbus    734  852       
BA379Emberiza hortulana          DD     
BA098Falco columbarius         
BA103Falco peregrinus         
BA096Falco tinnunculus         
BA657Fringilla coelebs all others    1555  1761       
BA244Galerida cristata    42  82       
BA245Galerida theklae          DD     
BA093Hieraaetus fasciatus         
BA233Jynx torquilla    10       
BA655Lanius excubitor meridionalis    10  13       
BA246Lullula arborea    521  609       
R1221Mauremys leprosa    21  65  grids1x1     
BA230Merops apiaster    40  52       
M1310Miniopterus schreibersii          DD 
BA319Muscicapa striata    214  800       
M1323Myotis bechsteinii    grids10x10     
M1307Myotis blythii    grids10x10 
M1316Myotis capaccinii    grids10x10     
M1321Myotis emarginatus    grids10x10 
M1324Myotis myotis    grids10x10     
BA279Oenanthe leucura                     
BA214Otus scops         
BA328Parus ater    1384  1576       
M1305Rhinolophus euryale    grids10x10     
M1304Rhinolophus ferrumequinum          DD 
M1303Rhinolophus hipposideros    grids10x10     
M1302Rhinolophus mehelyi          DD 
BA276Saxicola torquatus    125  296       
BA210Streptopelia turtur    167  207       
BA304Sylvia cantillans    1724  2305       
BA302Sylvia undata    377  645       
BA676Troglodytes troglodytes all others    1348  1599       
BA232Upupa epops    14  19       
  • 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)


Population in the site


Group CODE Scientific Name S NP Size Unit Cat. Species Annex Other categories
     MinMax C|R|V|PIVVABCD
1191Alytes obstetricans    51  100  grids1x1           
5262Barbus haasi    grids10x10             
6284Epidalea calamita    38  grids1x1           
1327Eptesicus serotinus    16  95  grids1x1           
1360Genetta genetta    grids10x10             
5668Hemorrhois hippocrepis    28  grids1x1           
1205Hyla meridionalis    55  grids1x1           
5365Hypsugo savii    62  grids1x1           
1358Mustela putorius    grids10x10         
1322Myotis nattereri    grids10x10           
1198Pelobates cultripes    18  grids1x1         
2016Pipistrellus kuhlii    17  52  grids1x1           
1309Pipistrellus pipistrellus    14  31  grids1x1           
5009Pipistrellus pygmaeus      11  grids1x1           
1329Plecotus austriacus      31  grids1x1           
1211Rana perezi    22  72  grids1x1             
1333Tadarida teniotis    30  grids1x1           
  • 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


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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover

Total Habitat Cover


Other Site Characteristics

Características sierras calcáreas del Sistema Prelitoral, fachada del Mediterráneo. El paisaje es totalmente mediterráneo, entre las últimas irradiaciones de la màquia litoral de garriga y palmito y el encinar con tinos. La fauna, característica de las sierras pre-litorales, presenta elementos predominantemente mediterráneos.

4.2 Quality and importance

Zona de nidificación de Hieraaetus fasciatus. Este espacio constituye una remarcable singularidad orográfica de especial interés paisajístico. Vegetación característica de los encinares litorales con enclaves relícticos por su buen estado de conservación. Presencia de algunas especies singulares de fauna invertebrada (Bythinella alonsae).

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]
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

4.4 Ownership (optional)

No information provided

4.5 Documentation (optional)

No information provided


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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level (optional):

Code Cover [%]

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites (optional):

No information provided

5.3 Site designation (optional)

Los límites de este espacio han sido trazados de acuerdo con la cartografía topográfica y planimétrica de referencia, a escala 1:50.000, del Instituto Cartográfico de Catalunya, que es el instituto cartográfico oficial y competente de la Generalitat de Catalunya. Los mapas facilitados para formalizar la propuesta de este espacio y definir su delimitación, citados en más adelante en este formulario, tienen la misma precisión de detalles, y la misma calidad, que los mapas de la cartografía topográfica y planimétrica de referencia, a escala 1:50.000, que publica con carácter oficial el Instituto Cartográfico de Catalunya. Estos mapas son la referencia, si no se indica lo contrario, de los detalles de descripción planimétrica, topográfica y/o toponímica que se puedan dar en este formulario. Este espacio está incluido en el 'Pla d'Espais d'Interès Natural' (PEIN), aprobado por el Decreto 328/1992 de la Generalitat de Catalunya. Su inclusión en el PEIN implica un grado de protección del lugar que no queda reflejado en el Apartado 5.1 del formulario, ya que la figura PEIN no está recogida en el mismo.


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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Departament de Territori i Sostenibilitat, Generalitat de Catalunya

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

Yes Name: Acuerdo de Gobierno 150/2014. Anexo 6. Instrumento de gestión de las ZEC declaradas en la región mediterránea.

No, but in preparation

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)

No information provided



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