Pannonic salt steppes and salt marshes
Salt steppes, salt pans, saltmarshes and shallow salt lakes, which are highly influenced by pannonic climate with extreme temperatures and aridity in summer. The enrichment of salt in the soil is due to high evaporation of ground water during Summer. These habitat types are partly of natural origin and partly under distinct influence of cattle grazing.
The halophytic vegetation consists of plant communities on dry saltpans and steppes, humid salt meadows and annual plant communities of periodically flooded salt lakes with typical zonation.
|EU Habitats Directive||Annex I habitat type (code 1530)|
|EU conservation status by biogeographical region||Black Sea - Poor|
|Continental - Poor|
|Pannonian - Poor|
|Steppic - Good|
|Natura 2000 sites||181 are designated for this habitat type|
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.