Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code IT7140203)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since April 1995
  • Country: Italy
  • Administrative region: Abruzzo (ITF1)
  • Surface area: 361 km2 (36119.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine biogeographical region
  • It protects 44 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 (44)
Species group Number
Amphibians 2
Birds 23
Fishes 2
Flowering Plants 5
Invertebrates 4
Mammals 7
Reptiles 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 361.19
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 361.19
3220 Alpine rivers and the herbaceous vegetation along their banks 361.19
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 361.19
3270 Rivers with muddy banks with Chenopodion rubri pp and Bidention pp vegetation 361.19
3280 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Paspalo-Agrostidion species and hanging curtains of Salix and Populus alba 361.19
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 361.19
4070 Bushes with Pinus mugo and Rhododendron hirsutum (Mugo-Rhododendretum hirsuti) 2889.52
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 1083.57
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 361.19
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 1805.95
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 5417.85
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 722.38
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 361.19
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 361.19
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 1083.57
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 1083.57
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 4334.28
8240 Limestone pavements 1444.76
8310 Caves not open to the public 361.19
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 361.19
9210 Apeninne beech forests with Taxus and Ilex 6501.42
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 361.19
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 722.38
9530 (Sub-) Mediterranean pine forests with endemic black pines 361.19
91L0 Illyrian oak-hornbeam forests (Erythronio-carpinion) 361.19
91AA Eastern white oak woods 1083.57

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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Other resources

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