Val Ferret

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code IT1204030)
  • Under Birds Directive
  • Since January 2003
  • Country: Italy
  • Administrative region: Valle d'Aosta/Vallée d'Aoste (ITC2)
  • Surface area: 91 km2 (9080.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine biogeographical region
  • It protects 30 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 27 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (30)
Species group Number
Birds 26
Fishes 1
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 1
Mammals 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3160 Natural dystrophic lakes and ponds 0.1
3220 Alpine rivers and the herbaceous vegetation along their banks 62.78
3230 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Myricaria germanica 1.15
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 4.38
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 615.52
4080 Sub-Arctic Salix spp scrub 5.11
6150 Siliceous alpine and boreal grasslands 64.62
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 1459.27
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 64.62
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 0.6
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 36.32
6520 Mountain hay meadows 3.9
7110 Active raised bogs 0.1
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 6
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.01
7230 Alkaline fens 36
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) 619.45
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 1079.43
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 569.46
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 1897.8
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 1
8240 Limestone pavements 0.001
8340 Permanent glaciers 1177.48
9410 Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea) 95.1
9420 Alpine Larix decidua and/or Pinus cembra forests 906.73
9430 Subalpine and montane Pinus uncinata forests (* if on gypsum or limestone) 32.67

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)
January 2003
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Not under Habitats directive
Date of Standard data form update December 2020

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