This dataset was prepared under the Sectoral Plan of Natura 2000, corresponding to the level 3 of the natural habitats of comunity interest listed in Annex I of the Habitats Directive. This dataset only concernes to the marine and coastal habitats.
This dataset refers to the wild bird species, identifying the species and their distribution, that causes specific attention under the PSRN2000. Noteworthy are (i) the globally threatened species; (Ii) threatened species at European level and whose distribution is confined to Europe; (Iii) those who, being threatened in Europe but having a wider distribution, have unfavorable laws in Portugal, and (iv) all species with threatened status in Portugal and which are included in Annex I of the Birds Directive. In this case it was considered only the aquatic and marine birds belonging to special protection areas (SPAs) marine, estuarine and coastal waters.
Sites in the biogeographical regions Atlantic, Mediterranean and Macaronesian, that contribute significantly to maintaining or restoring a type of natural habitat, from Annex BI, or species from Annex B-II, in a favorable conservation status, and may also contribute significantly to the coherence of Natura 2000 network or to maintain significantly the biological diversity in these biogeographical regions.
This Spatial Data Set is the isobatimétrica information provided by the Hydrographic Institute.