Pannonic inland dunes

Description (English)

Inland dunes of the Pannonic plain and of neighbouring basis. In former days widely distributed as a result of hay harvesting and grazing. Good examples exist in mosaics of different habitats with open sand, dune lichen communities, pioneer swards with many therophytes, open and closed swards. Only these habitat complexes should be considered under this title. For steppes and meadow-steppes on stabilised sand or sandy soils, not associated with dune complexes, see habitat 6260.

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

Quick facts

EU Habitats Directive Annex I habitat type (code 2340)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Continental - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Pannonian - Unfavourable-Bad
Habitat type Priority
Natura 2000 sites 24 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

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Bassia laniflora
Flowering Plants Cerastium semidecandrum
Fungi Cladonia convoluta
Fungi Cladonia furcata
Flowering Plants Corynephorus canescens
Flowering Plants Cynodon dactylon
Flowering Plants Spergula morisonii
Flowering Plants Thymus serpyllum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Bassia laniflora Flowering Plants
Cerastium semidecandrum Flowering Plants
Cladonia convoluta Fungi
Cladonia furcata Fungi
Corynephorus canescens Flowering Plants
Cynodon dactylon Flowering Plants
Spergula morisonii Flowering Plants
Thymus serpyllum Flowering Plants

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
AT1202000 Austria March-Thaya-Auen Map
BG0000182 Bulgaria Orsoya Map
BG0000199 Bulgaria Tsibar Map
BG0000335 Bulgaria Karaboaz Map
BG0000396 Bulgaria Persina Map
BG0000507 Bulgaria Deleyna Map
BG0000522 Bulgaria Vidinski park Map
BG0000525 Bulgaria Timok Map
HR2000571 Croatia Đurđevački peski Map
HR2000572 Croatia Kloštarski (Kalinovački) peski Map
HUDD20044 Hungary Boronka-melléke Map
HUDD20051 Hungary Darányi borókás Map
HUDD20063 Hungary Szentai-erdő Map
HUDD20069 Hungary Paksi ürgemező Map
HUHN21165 Hungary Penészleki gyepek Map
ROSCI0020 Romania Câmpia Careiului Map
SKUEV0119 Slovakia Siroka Map
SKUEV0125 Slovakia Gajarske aluvium Moravy Map
SKUEV0172 Slovakia Beznisko Map
SKUEV0173 Slovakia Kotlina Map
SKUEV0179 Slovakia Cerveny rybnik Map
SKUEV0316 Slovakia Sranecke piesky Map
SKUEV0523 Slovakia Lakšárska duna Map
SKUEV1316 Slovakia Šranecké piesky Map

Protected sites

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Relation to habitat classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 E1.9 Non-Mediterranean dry acid and neutral open grassland, including inland dune grassland narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 E1.99 Pannonic inland dunes same
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