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Monti della Laga e Lago di Campotosto

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code IT7120201)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since April 1995
  • Country: Italy
  • Administrative region: Abruzzo (ITF1)
  • Surface area: 158 km2 (15816.00 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
Amphibians 2
Birds 18
Fishes 3
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 2
Mammals 1
Mosses & Liverworts 1
Reptiles 2

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 158.16
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 474.48
3220 Alpine rivers and the herbaceous vegetation along their banks 158.16
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 316.32
3280 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Paspalo-Agrostidion species and hanging curtains of Salix and Populus alba 316.32
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 474.48
4080 Sub-Arctic Salix spp scrub 158.16
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 158.16
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 642.64
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 2372.4
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 948.96
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 948.96
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 158.16
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 158.16
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 158.16
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 158.16
7230 Alkaline fens 158.16
8110 Siliceous scree of the montane to snow levels (Androsacetalia alpinae and Galeopsietalia ladani) 30.12
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 158.16
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 158.16
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 316.32
9210 Apeninne beech forests with Taxus and Ilex 2056.08
9220 Apennine beech forests with Abies alba and beech forests with Abies nebrodensis 2688.72
9260 Castanea sativa woods 474.48
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 316.32
9510 Southern Apennine Abies alba forests 316.32
91L0 Illyrian oak-hornbeam forests (Erythronio-carpinion) 474.48

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)
April 1995
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
Not available
Date of Standard data form update January 2017

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