Parco Nazionale del Circeo

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code IT6040015)
  • Under Birds Directive
  • Since October 1988
  • Country: Italy
  • Administrative region: Lazio (ITE4)
  • Surface area: 222 km2 (22165.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 30%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 85 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 25 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (85)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Birds 80
Fishes 1
Reptiles 3

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1120 Posidonia beds (Posidonion oceanicae) 221.65
1150 Coastal lagoons 5541.25
1170 Reefs 221.65
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 30
1240 Vegetated sea cliffs of the Mediterranean coasts with endemic Limonium spp 221.65
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 443.3
1410 Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) 886.6
1420 Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi) 443.3
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 8.5
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 8.5
2210 Crucianellion maritimae fixed beach dunes 8.5
2230 Malcolmietalia dune grasslands 8.5
2240 Brachypodietalia dune grasslands with annuals 11.5
2250 Coastal dunes with Juniperus spp 71.6
2270 Wooded dunes with Pinus pinea and/or Pinus pinaster 443.3
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 443.3
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 664.95
5320 Low formations of Euphorbia close to cliffs 43.61
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 1108.25
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 1108.25
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 221.65
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 221.65
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 443.3
91F0 Riparian mixed forests of Quercus robur, Ulmus laevis and Ulmus minor, Fraxinus excelsior or Fraxinus angustifolia, along the great rivers (Ulmenion minoris) 27.73
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 2216.5

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 1988
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Not under Habitats directive
Date of Standard data form update December 2019

Interactive map

Other resources

Natura 2000 map viewer Interactive map designed for showing and querying Natura 2000 sites. Other information such as Nationally designated areas and LIFE projects are also available.
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Data download The Natura 2000 dataset is available from the European Environment Agency website
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