Aree Carsiche della Venezia Giulia

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code IT3341002)
  • Under Birds Directive
  • Since February 2005
  • Country: Italy
  • Administrative region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia (ITD4)
  • Surface area: 122 km2 (12189.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 2%
  • Located in Continental biogeographical region
  • It protects 238 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 26 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (238)
Species group Number
Amphibians 4
Birds 196
Fishes 1
Flowering Plants 8
Invertebrates 14
Mammals 12
Reptiles 3

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time 39.66
1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide 38.27
1150 Coastal lagoons 19.08
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 0.01
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 0.06
1320 Spartina swards (Spartinion maritimae) 0.39
1410 Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) 1.4
1420 Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi) 10.32
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 1.45
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 0.61
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 3.76
4030 European dry heaths 0.33
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 8.04
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 5.14
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 372.61
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.02
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 20
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 25
8240 Limestone pavements 72.99
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 12.5
91F0 Riparian mixed forests of Quercus robur, Ulmus laevis and Ulmus minor, Fraxinus excelsior or Fraxinus angustifolia, along the great rivers (Ulmenion minoris) 17.03
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 10.13
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 65.84
62A0 Eastern sub-mediteranean dry grasslands (Scorzoneratalia villosae) 1302
91L0 Illyrian oak-hornbeam forests (Erythronio-carpinion) 20.79

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)
February 2005
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Not under Habitats directive
Date of Standard data form update December 2019

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Other resources

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