Inland salt meadows

Description (English)

Non-coastal natural salt basins made up of different habitat types consisting of zones of seepage of saline water, running or stagnant saline water, with typical halophilous vegetation and of reed beds at the edge of brackish waters.

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

Quick facts

EU Habitats Directive Annex I habitat type (code 1340)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Bad
Atlantic - Bad
Continental - Poor
Pannonian - Bad
Habitat type Priority
Natura 2000 sites 138 are designated for this habitat type


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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 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Good: A habitat is in a situation where it is prospering and with good prospects to do so in the future as well
Poor: 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
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
Full table details

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Aster tripolium
Flowering Plants Atriplex hastata
Flowering Plants Elymus pungens
Flowering Plants Elymus pycnanthus
Flowering Plants Halimione pedunculata
Flowering Plants Juncus gerardi
Flowering Plants Plantago maritima
Flowering Plants Puccinellia distans
Flowering Plants Spergularia salina
Flowering Plants Suaeda maritima
Flowering Plants Triglochin maritima
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Aster tripolium Flowering Plants
Atriplex hastata Flowering Plants
Elymus pungens Flowering Plants
Elymus pycnanthus Flowering Plants
Halimione pedunculata Flowering Plants
Juncus gerardi Flowering Plants
Plantago maritima Flowering Plants
Puccinellia distans Flowering Plants
Spergularia salina Flowering Plants
Suaeda maritima Flowering Plants
Triglochin maritima Flowering Plants

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
BG0000196 Bulgaria Reka Mochuritsa Map
BG0000205 Bulgaria Straldzha Map
BG0000233 Bulgaria Studena reka Map
BG0000441 Bulgaria Reka Blatnitsa Map
CZ0210173 Czech Republic Slaná louka u Újezdce Map
CZ0410150 Czech Republic Soos Map
CZ0420525 Czech Republic Slanisko u Škrle Map
CZ0620031 Czech Republic Slanisko Dobré Pole Map
CZ0620076 Czech Republic Zřídla u Nesvačilky Map
CZ0620158 Czech Republic Rumunská bažantnice Map
CZ0620187 Czech Republic Slanisko Novosedly Map
CZ0624102 Czech Republic Slanisko u Nesytu Map
DE1846302 Germany Binnensalzstelle Greifswald, An der Bleiche Map
DE1941301 Germany Recknitz- und Trebeltal mit Zuflüssen Map
DE2127391 Germany Travetal Map
DE2236301 Germany Binnensalzwiese bei Sülten Map
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DE2749301 Germany Uckerseewiesen und Trockenhänge Map
DE2819370 Germany Hollerland Map
DE2848302 Germany Eulenberge Map
DE2849325 Germany Oberückersee Map
DE2918302 Germany Binnensalzstelle Rethriehen Map
DE2924301 Germany Böhme Map
DE2949303 Germany Sernitz-Niederung und Trockenrasen Map
DE3031301 Germany Landgraben- und Dummeniederung Map
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DE3343302 Germany Salzstelle Nauen Map
DE3623331 Germany Binnensalzstelle am Kaliwerk Ronnenberg Map
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DE4148303 Germany Borcheltsbusch und Brandkieten, Erweiterung Map
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DE5620301 Germany Salzwiesen und Weinberg von Selters Map
DE5627371 Germany Fränkische Saale zwischen Heustreu und Steinach Map
DE5830301 Germany Alsteraue von der Landesgrenze bis zur Mündung Map
DE6015301 Germany NSG Laubenheimer-Bodenheimer Ried Map
DE6016303 Germany Riedloch von Trebur mit angrenzender Fläche Map
DK005X223 Denmark Åmose, Tissø, Halleby Å og Flasken Map
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FR4100232 France Vallée de la Seille (secteur amont et petite Seille) Map
FR8301032 France Zones alluviales de la confluence Dore-Allier Map
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FR8301035 France Vallées et côteaux xérothermiques des Couzes et Limagnes Map
FR8301036 France Vallées et côteaux thermophiles au nord de Clermont-Ferrand Map
FR8301037 France Marais salé de Saint-Beauzire Map
FR8301038 France Val d'Allier - Alagnon Map
FR8301073 France Côteaux de Montlaison / la Garenne / Prés salés de Beaumont Map
FR8302012 France Gîtes à chauve-souris du pays des Couzes Map
FR9301502 France Steppique Durancien et Queyrassin Map
IT4020023 Italy Barboj di Rivalta Map
IT4040007 Italy Salse di Nirano Map
PLH040007 Poland Jezioro Gopło Map
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SKCHVU004 Slovakia Dolne Pohronie Map
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Protected sites

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Relation to habitat classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
National Vegetation Classification (UK) SM23 Spergularia marina-Puccinellietalia distans community not defined
German Federal List of Biotopes 2206 Salz- oder Solquelle not defined
German Federal List of Biotopes 230602 salzhaltiges stehendes Gewässer (Binnenlandsalzstellen) not defined
German Federal List of Biotopes 350301 naturnahe Salzrasen des Binnenlandes not defined
German Federal List of Biotopes 230405 Salzbach not defined
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