Alte Valli Pesio e Tanaro

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Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (93)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Birds 81
Fishes 2
Flowering Plants 2
Invertebrates 2
Mammals 5

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 0.45
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 1
3220 Alpine rivers and the herbaceous vegetation along their banks 0.3
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 13
4030 European dry heaths 11.28
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 112.78
4070 Bushes with Pinus mugo and Rhododendron hirsutum (Mugo-Rhododendretum hirsuti) 112.78
4080 Sub-Arctic Salix spp scrub 11.28
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 11.28
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 2
6150 Siliceous alpine and boreal grasslands 11.28
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 1939.82
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 541.34
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 1240.58
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 0.5
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 78.95
6520 Mountain hay meadows 112.78
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 11.28
7150 Depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion 11.28
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 11.28
7230 Alkaline fens 1
8110 Siliceous scree of the montane to snow levels (Androsacetalia alpinae and Galeopsietalia ladani) 225.56
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 338.34
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 67.67
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 1556.36
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 124.06
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 2
8240 Limestone pavements 112.78
8310 Caves not open to the public 22.56
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 45.11
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 518.79
9140 Medio-European subalpine beech woods with Acer and Rumex arifolius 56.39
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 211.8
9160 Sub-Atlantic and medio-European oak or oak-hornbeam forests of the Carpinion betuli 5
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 203
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 11.28
9260 Castanea sativa woods 281.95
9420 Alpine Larix decidua and/or Pinus cembra forests 1421.03
9430 Subalpine and montane Pinus uncinata forests (* if on gypsum or limestone) 203

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) 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) November 2017
Date of Standard data form update December 2019

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Other resources

Natura 2000 map viewer Interactive map designed for showing and querying Natura 2000 sites. Other information such as Nationally designated areas and LIFE projects are also available.
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Data download The Natura 2000 dataset is available from the European Environment Agency website
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