Espai Natura Montserrat-Coll de Can Maçana

Country: Spain (Coordinates: 41.6105555556 , 1.76916666667) Status: Proposed VCA
Ecoregion: Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands and Scrubs Size: 177 Hectares

The site Espai Natura Coll de Can Maçana – Montserrat was bought by Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera (formerly Fundació Territori I Paisatge) in 2004 to preserve its natural value and landscape as well as to facilitate the main entrances to the Natural Park of la Muntanya de Montserrat. It harbours a rich flora and fauna typical for the Mediterranean and with several rare species. The spectacular landscape attracts a large number of visitors every year, and to reduce threats and disturbance, specific rules and regulations are put in place. In recognition of its many natural as well as cultural/historical values, the area has been designated as Natura 2000 Site of European importance with a management plan approved in 2005.

Conservation Action

As the revision of the Management Plan for the site is due in 2016, the idea is to adapt the document to be VCA compliant.

The management team at la Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera will complete the new management plan during the first 9 months of 2016. The current management plan standard for the sites owned by Fundació are the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation (http://cmp-openstandards.org/). The revision of the plan will certainly include consultation with our stakeholders, specially the NP Authority, as co-manager of the site.

In order to audit the new version of the Management Plan some financial support will be needed, which will be specified once we have the first proposals from the auditors.

  • View of Coll de Can Maçana
  • Saxifraga catalaunica
  •  Bonelli's eagle (Photo: Carlos Sánchez)