Parco Nazionale della Maiella

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code IT7140129)
  • Under Birds Directive
  • Since October 1988
  • Country: Italy
  • Administrative region: Abruzzo (ITF1)
  • Surface area: 741 km2 (74082.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine biogeographical region
  • It protects 41 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 20 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (41)
Species group Number
Amphibians 2
Birds 21
Fishes 2
Flowering Plants 3
Invertebrates 3
Mammals 8
Reptiles 2

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 740.82
3280 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Paspalo-Agrostidion species and hanging curtains of Salix and Populus alba 740.82
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 740.82
4070 Bushes with Pinus mugo and Rhododendron hirsutum (Mugo-Rhododendretum hirsuti) 1481.64
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 740.82
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 2222.46
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 1481.64
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 12593.9
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 2222.46
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 740.82
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 740.82
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 1481.64
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 740.82
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 740.82
8240 Limestone pavements 740.82
8310 Caves not open to the public 740.82
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 740.82
9210 Apeninne beech forests with Taxus and Ilex 5926.56
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 740.82
9530 (Sub-) Mediterranean pine forests with endemic black pines 740.82

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

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Data download The Natura 2000 dataset is available from the European Environment Agency website
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