Alte Valli Stura e Maira

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code IT1160062)
  • Under Birds Directive
  • Since October 2006
  • Country: Italy
  • Administrative region: Piemonte (ITC1)
  • Surface area: 420 km2 (42009.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine biogeographical region
  • It protects 68 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 33 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (68)
Species group Number
Birds 58
Fishes 1
Flowering Plants 4
Invertebrates 2
Mammals 3

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3110 Oligotrophic waters containing very few minerals of sandy plains (Littorelletalia uniflorae) 42.01
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 42.01
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 42.01
3220 Alpine rivers and the herbaceous vegetation along their banks 42.01
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 42.01
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 1050.23
4070 Bushes with Pinus mugo and Rhododendron hirsutum (Mugo-Rhododendretum hirsuti) 42.01
4080 Sub-Arctic Salix spp scrub 42.01
6150 Siliceous alpine and boreal grasslands 42.01
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 10082.2
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 420.09
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 210.05
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 42.01
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 42.01
6520 Mountain hay meadows 126.03
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 42.01
7230 Alkaline fens 42.01
7240 Alpine pioneer formations of the Caricion bicoloris-atrofuscae 42.01
8110 Siliceous scree of the montane to snow levels (Androsacetalia alpinae and Galeopsietalia ladani) 1680.36
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 4200.9
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 42.01
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 1260.27
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 7141.53
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 42.01
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 42.01
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 42.01
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 42.01
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 42.01
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 42.01
9260 Castanea sativa woods 42.01
9410 Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea) 84.02
9420 Alpine Larix decidua and/or Pinus cembra forests 5797.24
9430 Subalpine and montane Pinus uncinata forests (* if on gypsum or limestone) 42.01

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 December 2019

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