Prealpi Giulie Settentrionali

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code IT3320012)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since September 1995
  • Country: Italy
  • Administrative region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia (ITD4)
  • Surface area: 96 km2 (9592.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine biogeographical region
  • It protects 38 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 (38)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Birds 20
Fishes 2
Flowering Plants 4
Invertebrates 7
Mammals 4

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3220 Alpine rivers and the herbaceous vegetation along their banks 105.98
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 3.53
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 432.81
4070 Bushes with Pinus mugo and Rhododendron hirsutum (Mugo-Rhododendretum hirsuti) 910.77
4080 Sub-Arctic Salix spp scrub 71.2
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 10.78
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 872.27
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 20.31
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 5.38
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 27.65
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 202.81
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 48.46
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 1526.4
8240 Limestone pavements 1
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
8340 Permanent glaciers 31.47
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 2.35
9410 Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea) 0.05
9420 Alpine Larix decidua and/or Pinus cembra forests 75.77
9530 (Sub-) Mediterranean pine forests with endemic black pines 725.26
62A0 Eastern sub-mediteranean dry grasslands (Scorzoneratalia villosae) 217.49
91K0 Illyrian Fagus sylvatica forests (Aremonio-Fagion) 3481.75

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) October 2013
Date of Standard data form update December 2019

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