The natural splendour of Collserola is not only formed by its woodlands. Quite the contrary; it is the complex, dynamic mosaic of natural environments – forest, scrubland, thickets, grasslands, cropland and so on – that accentuates the huge natural value of the Serra. Biological diversity is an expression of the extent of organisation and structural complexity of ecosystems. Consequently, a high degree of diversity is the guarantee of greater ecological maturity and stability. In Mediterranean landscapes like Collserola, environmental heterogeneity ensures the greatest amount of biodiversity.

A first approach to the different Collserola habitats classifies them into the natural environments described below. These are followed by a more detailed classification based on the EU-approved CORINE Biotopes Manual.


Map of Corine habitats

Updated maps of Park habitats, in accordance with the CORINE European standards.

This project was carried out by the Grup de Geobotànica i Cartografia de la Vegetació (GEOVEG) of the Universitat de Barcelona, commissioned by Barcelona Provincial Council (Diputació) and Barcelona City Council in the framework of studies related to drafting of the new Special Plan for the Serra de Collserola Natural Park. The fieldwork was carried out in 2012 and the scale used for detailing vegetation classification units is 1:10,000.

Through this page you can download and view the project report, the maps in PDF format and the metadata associated with each of the cartographic products.