Dunes with Euphorbia terracina

Description (English)

Coastal dune grassland communities of the Aegean and Levantine Sea, with, among others, Euphorbia terracina, Silene nicaeensis, Ephedra distachya and Silene subconica.

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

Quick facts

EU Habitats Directive Annex I habitat type (code 2220)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Mediterranean - Favourable
Habitat type Not priority
Natura 2000 sites 17 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 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
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Species mentioned in habitat description

Conifers Ephedra distachya
Flowering Plants Euphorbia terracina
Flowering Plants Silene nicaeensis
Flowering Plants Silene subconica
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Ephedra distachya Conifers
Euphorbia terracina Flowering Plants
Silene nicaeensis Flowering Plants
Silene subconica Flowering Plants

Natura 2000 sites

Protected sites

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Relation to habitat classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 B1.4 Coastal stable dune grassland (grey dunes) overlap
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 B1.44 East Mediterranean fixed grey dunes same
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