Alta Val Sesia

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code IT1120028)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since September 1995
  • Country: Italy
  • Administrative region: Piemonte (ITC1)
  • Surface area: 75 km2 (7545.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine biogeographical region
  • It protects 15 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 25 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form


Species

Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (15)
Species group Number
Birds 9
Ferns 1
Fishes 3
Invertebrates 1
Mammals 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
3220 Alpine rivers and the herbaceous vegetation along their banks 3
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 1131.75
4070 Bushes with Pinus mugo and Rhododendron hirsutum (Mugo-Rhododendretum hirsuti) 4
4080 Sub-Arctic Salix spp scrub 250
6150 Siliceous alpine and boreal grasslands 1200
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 60
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 754.5
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 20
6520 Mountain hay meadows 88
7110 Active raised bogs 0.1
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 0.5
7240 Alpine pioneer formations of the Caricion bicoloris-atrofuscae 0.2
8110 Siliceous scree of the montane to snow levels (Androsacetalia alpinae and Galeopsietalia ladani) 1131.75
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 25
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 377.25
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 2112.6
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 754.5
8340 Permanent glaciers 377.25
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 37.73
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 7.25
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 150
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 7.55
9410 Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea) 50
9420 Alpine Larix decidua and/or Pinus cembra forests 196.17

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) Not under Birds directive
 
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Under Habitats directive
  • Date proposed as Site of Community Importance (SCI)
September 1995
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
Not available
 
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) July 2016
 
Date of Standard data form update May 2017

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