Atlantic decalcified fixed dunes (Calluno-Ulicetea)

Description (English)

Decalcified dunes of France, Belgium and Britain, colonised by heaths of the alliances Calluno-Genistion or Ulicion minoris, and of Iberia, colonised by heaths of the alliance Ericion umbellatae.

Source: Interpretation Manual of European Union Habitats, version EUR 28 (2013)

Quick facts

EU Habitats Directive Annex I habitat type (code 2150)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Atlantic - Unfavourable-Bad
Continental - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Habitat type Priority
Natura 2000 sites 78 are designated for this habitat type

Distribution

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Conservation status

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Favourable: A habitat is in a situation where it is prospering and with good prospects to do so in the future as well
Unfavourable-Inadequate: A habitat is in a situation where a change in management or policy is required to return the habitat to favourable status but there is no danger of disappearance in the foreseeable future
Unfavourable-Bad: A habitat is in serious danger of disappearing (at least regionally)
Unknown: The information available for the habitat type is scarce and does not allow a proper assessment of its conservation status

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Flowering Plants Carex arenaria
Flowering Plants Carex trinervis
Flowering Plants Erica ciliaris
Flowering Plants Erica cinerea
Flowering Plants Erica scoparia
Flowering Plants Festuca vasconcensis
Flowering Plants Pseudarrhenatherum longifolium
Flowering Plants Ulex australis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Carex arenaria Flowering Plants
Carex trinervis Flowering Plants
Erica ciliaris Flowering Plants
Erica cinerea Flowering Plants
Erica scoparia Flowering Plants
Festuca vasconcensis Flowering Plants
Pseudarrhenatherum longifolium Flowering Plants
Ulex australis Flowering Plants

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
BE2500001 Belgium Duingebieden inclusief Ijzermonding en Zwin. Map
DE0916392 Germany Dünen- und Heidelandschaften Nord-Sylt Map
DE1016392 Germany Dünen- und Heidelandschaften Nord- und Mittel-Sylt Map
DE1315391 Germany Küsten- und Dünenlandschaften Amrums Map
DE1532391 Germany Küstenstreifen West- und Nordfehmarn Map
DE1542302 Germany Recknitz-Ästuar und Halbinsel Zingst Map
DE1544302 Germany Westrügensche Boddenlandschaft mit Hiddensee Map
DE1617301 Germany Dünen St. Peter Map
DE1629391 Germany Strandseen der Hohwachter Bucht Map
DE1631391 Germany Putlos Map
DE1832329 Germany Ostseeküste zwischen Grömitz und Kellenhusen Map
DE2117331 Germany Küstenheiden und Krattwälder bei Cuxhaven Map
DE2306301 Germany Nationalpark Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer Map
ES0000024 Spain Doñana Map
ES6150001 Spain Laguna de El Portil Map
ES6150009 Spain Doñana Norte y Oeste Map
ES6150012 Spain Dehesa del Estero y Montes de Moguer Map
FR3100479 France Falaises et dunes de Wimereux, estuaire de la Slack, Garennes et Communaux d'Ambleteuse-Audresselles Map
FR5200626 France Marais du Mès, baie et dunes de Pont-Mahé, étang du Pont de Fer Map
FR5200627 France Marais salants de Guérande, traicts du Croisic et dunes de Pen-Bron Map
FR5200654 France Côtes rocheuses, dunes, landes et marais de l'île d'Yeu Map
FR5200657 France Marais de Talmont et zones littorales entre les Sables-d'Olonne et Jard-sur-Mer Map
FR5300009 France Côte de Granit rose-Sept-Iles Map
FR5300018 France Ouessant-Molène Map
FR5300033 France Iles Houat-Hoedic Map
FR5300045 France Pointe de Corsen, Le Conquet Map
FR7200702 France Forêts dunaires de la Teste-de-Buch Map
FR7200713 France Dunes modernes du littoral landais de Capbreton à Tarnos Map
IE0000091 Ireland Clonakilty Bay SAC Map
IE0000164 Ireland Lough Nagreany Dunes SAC Map
IE0000190 Ireland Slieve Tooey/Tormore Island/Loughros Beg Bay SAC Map
IE0000197 Ireland West of Ardara/Maas Road SAC Map
IE0000470 Ireland Mullet/Blacksod Bay Complex SAC Map
IE0000696 Ireland Ballyteige Burrow SAC Map
IE0000729 Ireland Buckroney-Brittas Dunes and Fen SAC Map
IE0001141 Ireland Gweedore Bay and Islands SAC Map
IE0001742 Ireland Kilpatrick Sandhills SAC Map
IE0001766 Ireland Magherabeg Dunes SAC Map
IE0001932 Ireland Mweelrea/Sheeffry/Erriff Complex SAC Map
NL1000009 Netherlands Duinen Den Helder - Callantsoog Map
NL1000010 Netherlands Schoorlse Duinen Map
NL1000012 Netherlands Kennemerland-Zuid Map
NL1000014 Netherlands Westduinpark & Wapendal Map
NL1000016 Netherlands Solleveld & Kapittelduinen Map
NL1000017 Netherlands Kop van Schouwen Map
NL2003059 Netherlands Duinen Terschelling Map
NL2003060 Netherlands Duinen en Lage Land Texel Map
NL2003061 Netherlands Duinen Vlieland Map
NL3000016 Netherlands Zwanenwater & Pettemerduinen Map
NL3009005 Netherlands Duinen Ameland Map
NL9801080 Netherlands Noordhollands Duinreservaat Map
PTCON0010 Portugal Arrábida / Espichel Map
PTCON0011 Portugal Estuário do Sado Map
PTCON0012 Portugal Costa Sudoeste Map
PTCON0017 Portugal Litoral Norte Map
PTCON0034 Portugal Comporta / Galé Map
PTCON0054 Portugal Fernão Ferro / Lagoa de Albufeira Map
PTCON0055 Portugal Dunas de Mira, Gândara e Gafanhas Map
PTCON0056 Portugal Peniche / Stª Cruz Map
PTCON0061 Portugal Ria de Aveiro Map
PTZPE0011 Portugal Estuário do Sado Map
PTZPE0013 Portugal Lagoa de Santo André Map
PTZPE0014 Portugal Lagoa da Sancha Map
PTZPE0015 Portugal Costa Sudoeste Map
PTZPE0050 Portugal Cabo Espichel Map
UK0012566 United Kingdom Kenfig/ Cynffig Map
UK0013027 United Kingdom Morecambe Bay Map
UK0013031 United Kingdom Drigg Coast Map
UK0013039 United Kingdom Luce Bay and Sands Map
UK0013041 United Kingdom Invernaver Map
UK0013042 United Kingdom Sands of Forvie Map
UK0013043 United Kingdom Winterton - Horsey Dunes Map
UK0013044 United Kingdom Barry Links Map
UK0013076 United Kingdom Sefton Coast Map
UK0016612 United Kingdom Murlough Map
UK0019806 United Kingdom Dornoch Firth and Morrich More Map
UK0020021 United Kingdom Y Twyni o Abermenai i Aberffraw/ Abermenai to Aberffraw Dunes Map
UK0030038 United Kingdom Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes Map

Protected sites

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Relation to habitat classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 B1.52 Calluna vulgaris brown dunes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 B1.5 Coastal dune heaths narrower
National Vegetation Classification (UK) H11a Calluna vulgaris-Carex arenaria heath-Erica cinerea sub-community not defined
National Vegetation Classification (UK) H1d Calluna vulgaris-Festuca ovina heath Carex arenaria sub-community not defined
National Vegetation Classification (UK) H11c Calluna vulgaris-Carex arenaria species poor sub-community not defined
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