Alta Valsesia e Valli Otro, Vogna, Gronda, Artogna e Sorba

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code IT1120027)
  • Under Birds Directive
  • Since October 2006
  • Country: Italy
  • Administrative region: Piemonte (ITC1)
  • Surface area: 189 km2 (18935.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine biogeographical region
  • It protects 20 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 22 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (20)
Species group Number
Birds 13
Ferns 1
Fishes 2
Invertebrates 2
Mammals 1
Mosses & Liverworts 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3130 Oligotrophic to mesotrophic standing waters with vegetation of the Littorelletea uniflorae and/or of the Isoeto-Nanojuncetea 0.1
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 946.75
4070 Bushes with Pinus mugo and Rhododendron hirsutum (Mugo-Rhododendretum hirsuti) 4
4080 Sub-Arctic Salix spp scrub 300
6150 Siliceous alpine and boreal grasslands 1200
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 378.7
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 2461.55
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 378.7
6520 Mountain hay meadows 965.69
7110 Active raised bogs 0.1
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 0.5
7240 Alpine pioneer formations of the Caricion bicoloris-atrofuscae 0.1
8110 Siliceous scree of the montane to snow levels (Androsacetalia alpinae and Galeopsietalia ladani) 4355.05
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 25
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 378.7
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 3029.6
8340 Permanent glaciers 378.7
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 700.6
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 37.87
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 18.94
9410 Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea) 170.42
9420 Alpine Larix decidua and/or Pinus cembra forests 1079.3

Designation information

NATURA 2000 is the ecological network for the conservation of wild animals and plant species and natural habitats of Community importance within the Union. It consists of sites classified under the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive (the Nature Directives).

NATURA 2000 site under

Birds Directive 2009/147/EC (SPA) Under Birds directive
  • Date classified as Special Protection Area (SPA)
October 2006
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Not under Habitats directive
Date of Standard data form update October 2014

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