Place of Community Interest
Another of the protection figures that our town has is the so-called Sites of Community Interest (LIC), which will become part of the Special Conservation Zones, belonging to the Natura 2000 Network. An instrument that aims to conserve habitat of of community interest, as well as wild fauna and flora, according to the indications of the European Union Habitats Directive.
Alameda del Valle belongs to the Lozoya LIC and Sierra Norte, belonging to the Mediterranean biogeographic region in which Madrid is included. We are before a place that enjoys a huge variety of habitats, highlighting forests of ash (Fraxinus angustifolia), siliceous Iberian meadows (Festuca indigesta), Galician-Portuguese oak (Quercus robur and Quercus pirenaica) and mountain formations (Cytisus purgans), and of an enormous biodiversity.
We speak of an environment of great environmental interest that "extends along 49,900 hectares in which numerous natural protected areas such as the Peñalara Natural Park, the Alto Lozoya ZEPA, the Public Utility Mountains of the Alto del Lozoya Valley and the Sierra Norte, the Natural Site of National Interest of the Hayedo de Montejo, as well as the course of the Lozoya River and the five reservoirs that it supplies: Pinilla, Atazar, Riosequillo, Puentes Viejas and el Villar. "(Source: www.parquepenalara.org)
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