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Brachypodietalia dune grasslands with annuals

Description (English)

Dunal formations of 6220 - Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the (Thero-Brachypodietea) : Meso- and thermo-Mediterranean xerophile, mostly open, short-grass perennial grasslands rich in therophytes; therophyte communities of oligotrophic soils on base-rich, often calcareous substrates.

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

Quick facts

EU Habitats Directive Annex I habitat type (code 2240)
Habitat type Not priority
Natura 2000 sites 115 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

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000023 Spain L'Albufera Map
ES0000037 Spain Es Trenc - Salobrar de Campos Map
ES0000084 Spain Ses Salines d'Eivissa i Formentera Map
ES0000146 Spain Delta del Llobregat Map
ES0000175 Spain Salinas y Arenales de San Pedro del Pinatar Map
ES0000227 Spain Muntanyes d'Artà Map
ES0000230 Spain La Vall Map
ES0000231 Spain Dels Alocs a Fornells Map
ES0000232 Spain La Mola i s'Albufera de Fornells Map
ES0000240 Spain Costa Sud de Ciutadella Map
ES0000260 Spain Mar Menor Map
ES0000471 Spain l'Albufera (ZEPA) Map
ES5213025 Spain Dunes de Guardamar Map
ES5310025 Spain Cap de Barbaria Map
ES5310029 Spain Na Borges Map
ES5310112 Spain Nord de Sant Joan Map
ES5310113 Spain La Vall Map
ES6200006 Spain Espacios Abiertos e Islas del Mar Menor Map
FR9101463 France Complexe lagunaire de Salses Map
FR9301592 France Camargue Map
FR9301602 France Calanques et îles marseillaises - Cap Canaille et massif du Grand Caunet Map
IT5120016 Italy Macchia lucchese Map
IT5160004 Italy Padule di Bolgheri Map
IT5170001 Italy Dune litoranee di Torre del Lago Map
IT5170002 Italy Selva Pisana Map
IT51A0011 Italy Padule di Diaccia Botrona Map
IT51A0012 Italy Tombolo da Castiglion della Pescaia a Marina di Grosseto Map
IT51A0013 Italy Padule della Trappola, Bocca d'Ombrone Map
IT51A0014 Italy Pineta Granducale dell'Uccellina Map
IT51A0015 Italy Dune costiere del Parco dell'Uccellina Map
IT51A0026 Italy Laguna di Orbetello Map
IT51A0028 Italy Duna di Feniglia Map
IT51A0032 Italy Duna del Lago di Burano Map
IT51A0033 Italy Lago di Burano Map
IT51A0039 Italy Padule della Trappola, Bocca d'Ombrone Map
IT5310007 Italy Litorale della Baia del Re Map
IT5310024 Italy Colle San Bartolo e litorale pesarese Map
IT6010026 Italy Saline di Tarquinia Map
IT6010027 Italy Litorale tra Tarquinia e Montalto di Castro Map
IT6030027 Italy Castel Porziano (fascia costiera) Map
IT6030045 Italy Lido dei Gigli Map
IT6040012 Italy Laghi Fogliano, Monaci, Caprolace e Pantani dell'Inferno Map
IT6040014 Italy Foresta Demaniale del Circeo Map
IT6040015 Italy Parco Nazionale del Circeo Map
IT6040018 Italy Dune del Circeo Map
IT6040021 Italy Duna di Capratica Map
IT7140107 Italy Lecceta litoranea di Torino di Sangro e foce del Fiume Sangro Map
IT7222216 Italy Foce Biferno - Litorale di Campomarino Map
IT7222217 Italy Foce Saccione - Bonifica Ramitelli Map
IT8010021 Italy Pineta di Patria Map
IT8030009 Italy Foce di Licola Map
IT8050010 Italy Fasce litoranee a destra e a sinistra del Fiume Sele Map
IT8050041 Italy Scoglio del Mingardo e spiaggia di Cala del Cefalo Map
IT9110001 Italy Isola e Lago di Varano Map
IT9110015 Italy Duna e Lago di Lesina - Foce del Fortore Map
IT9130003 Italy Duna di Campomarino Map
IT9130006 Italy Pinete dell'Arco Ionico Map
IT9140005 Italy Torre Guaceto e Macchia S. Giovanni Map
IT9150009 Italy Litorale di Ugento Map
IT9150015 Italy Litorale di Gallipoli e Isola S. Andrea Map
IT9150027 Italy Palude del Conte, dune di Punta Prosciutto Map
IT9150028 Italy Porto Cesareo Map
IT9150032 Italy Le Cesine Map
IT9220055 Italy Bosco Pantano di Policoro e Costa Ionica Foce Sinni Map
IT9220085 Italy Costa Ionica Foce Basento Map
IT9220090 Italy Costa Ionica Foce Bradano Map
IT9220095 Italy Costa Ionica Foce Cavone Map
IT9310044 Italy Foce del Fiume Crati Map
IT9310045 Italy Macchia della Bura Map
IT9310051 Italy Dune di Camigliano Map
IT9320095 Italy Foce Neto Map
IT9320100 Italy Dune di Marinella Map
IT9320102 Italy Dune di Sovereto Map
IT9320106 Italy Steccato di Cutro e Costa del Turchese Map
IT9320302 Italy Marchesato e Fiume Neto Map
IT9330087 Italy Lago La Vota Map
IT9330089 Italy Dune dell'Angitola Map
IT9330098 Italy Oasi di Scolacium Map
IT9330105 Italy Foce del Crocchio - Cropani Map
IT9330107 Italy Dune di Isca Map
IT9330108 Italy Dune di Guardavalle Map
ITA010007 Italy Saline di Trapani Map
ITA010011 Italy Sistema dunale Capo Granitola, Porto Palo e Foce del Belice Map
ITA010018 Italy Foce del Torrente Calatubo e dune Map
ITA010027 Italy Arcipelago delle Egadi - area marina e terrestre Map
ITA020051 Italy Baia Settefrati e spiaggia di Salinelle Map
ITA090003 Italy Pantani della Sicilia sud orientale Map
ITB010004 Italy Foci del Coghinas Map
ITB010006 Italy Monte Russu Map
ITB010007 Italy Capo Testa Map
ITB010009 Italy Capo Figari e Isola Figarolo Map
ITB010011 Italy Stagno di San Teodoro Map
ITB011155 Italy Lago di Baratz - Porto Ferro Map
ITB012211 Italy Isola Rossa - Costa Paradiso Map
ITB020012 Italy Berchida e Bidderosa Map
ITB020013 Italy Palude di Osalla Map
ITB020014 Italy Golfo di Orosei Map
ITB022214 Italy Lido di Orrì Map
ITB030016 Italy Stagno di S'Ena Arrubia e territori limitrofi Map
ITB040019 Italy Stagni di Colostrai e delle Saline Map
ITB040023 Italy Stagno di Cagliari, Saline di Macchiareddu, Laguna di Santa Gilla Map
ITB040024 Italy Isola Rossa e Capo Teulada Map
ITB040025 Italy Promontorio, dune e zona umida di Porto Pino Map
ITB040071 Italy Da Piscinas a Riu Scivu Map
ITB042225 Italy Is Pruinis Map
ITB042226 Italy Stagno di Porto Botte Map
ITB042231 Italy Tra Forte Village e Perla Marina Map
ITB042233 Italy Punta di Santa Giusta (Costa Rei) Map
ITB042247 Italy Is Compinxius - Campo Dunale di Bugerru - Portixeddu Map
ITB042250 Italy Da Is Arenas a Tonnara (Marina di Gonnesa) Map
PTZPE0010 Portugal Estuário do Tejo Map
PTZPE0015 Portugal Costa Sudoeste Map

Protected sites

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Relation to habitat classifications

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