Southern Apennine Abies alba forests

Description (English)

Relict Abies alba woods associated with the beech forests of the Geranio versicolori-Fagion.

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

Quick facts

EU Habitats Directive Annex I habitat type (code 9510)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Poor
Continental - Bad
Mediterranean - Poor
Habitat type Priority
Natura 2000 sites 19 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

Conifers Abies alba
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Abies alba Conifers

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
IT7110202 Italy Gran Sasso Map
IT7120201 Italy Monti della Laga e Lago di Campotosto Map
IT7140121 Italy Abetina di Castiglione Messer Marino Map
IT7140212 Italy Abetina di Rosello e Cascate del Rio Verde Map
IT7212134 Italy Bosco di Collemeluccio - Selvapiana - Castiglione - La Cocozza Map
IT7218215 Italy Abeti Soprani - Monte Campo - Monte Castelbarone - Sorgenti del Verde Map
IT7218217 Italy Bosco Vallazzuna Map
IT9210210 Italy Monte Vulture Map
IT9320115 Italy Monte Femminamorta Map
IT9330128 Italy Colle del Telegrafo Map
IT9340118 Italy Bosco Santa Maria Map
IT9340119 Italy Marchesale Map
IT9340120 Italy Lacina Map
IT9350121 Italy Bosco di Stilo - Bosco Archiforo Map
IT9350133 Italy Monte Basilicò -Torrente Listi Map
IT9350154 Italy Torrente Menta Map
IT9350155 Italy Montalto Map
IT9350157 Italy Torrente Ferraina Map
IT9350180 Italy Contrada Scala Map

Protected sites

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