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

FR9101461

1.3 Site name

Grotte de la Valette

1.4 First Compilation date

1996-01

1.5 Update date

2011-08

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Ministère de la Transition écologique - DGALN/DEB/SDET/ET5
Address:               
Email:en3.en.deb.dgaln@developpement-durable.gouv.fr

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

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=JORFTEXT000020132737

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:2.300560
Latitude:43.006390

2.2 Area [ha]

115.0000

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km] (optional):


No information provided

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
8310  info      1.15  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         
M1323Myotis bechsteinii         
M1307Myotis blythii         
M1321Myotis emarginatus         
M1324Myotis myotis         
M1305Rhinolophus euryale         
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)


No information provided

4. SITE DESCRIPTION

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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover
N061.00
N1624.00
N1724.00
N1950.00
N221.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

Situé au coeur du massif des Corbières, ce site est constitué pour l'essentiel de forêts feuillues ou résineuses. Son intérêt réside dans la présence de la grotte qui constitue un site de transit pour de nombreuses espèces de Chiroptères (potentiellement mise bas, mais non observé depuis 2004). Le vallon encore sauvage au flanc duquel s'ouvre la grotte mérite donc une attention particulière afin qu'aucun aménagement ne vienne perturber l'intérêt de ce site. Le site reste vulnérable aux pénétrations sauvages. Cependant la situation de la cavité dans un vallon isolé la rend relativement moins vulnérable que d'autres cavités.

4.2 Quality and importance

Ce site est un lieu de transit pour des espèces de chauve-souris mentionnées dans l'annexe II de la Directive et, en particulier, le Rhinolophe euryale (Rhinolophus euryale), et le Minioptère de Schreibers (Miniopterus Schreibersi). Ces lieux étant rares en Languedoc-Roussillon, ce site est d'un grand intérêt pour l'étude et le maintien de ces espèces très sensibles aux dérangements.

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]
LBi
LB01o
LB02.01o
LE06o
HG05i
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

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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

Code Cover [%]
FR00100.00

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


No information provided

5.3 Site designation (optional)


No information provided

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:


No information provided

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

Yes
No, but in preparation
X
No

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)


No information provided

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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