Praterie primarie e secondarie delle Apuane

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code IT5120015)
  • Under Birds Directive
  • Since December 1998
  • Country: Italy
  • Administrative region: Toscana (ITE1)
  • Surface area: 173 km2 (17320.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 19 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 30 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form


Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (19)
Species group Number
Birds 18
Mammals 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 0.0003
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 0.35
3270 Rivers with muddy banks with Chenopodion rubri pp and Bidention pp vegetation 1.78
4030 European dry heaths 379.75
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 22.55
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 40.43
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 1.62
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 7.27
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 499.08
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 2063.55
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 4.2
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 0.05
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 0.1
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.02
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 200.16
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 198.36
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 1316.57
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 89.86
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 4.73
8240 Limestone pavements 55.76
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 2037.66
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 54
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 245.47
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 5.8
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 21.36
9220 Apennine beech forests with Abies alba and beech forests with Abies nebrodensis 0.92
9260 Castanea sativa woods 1797.18
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 0.16
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 4.38

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)
December 1998
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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