Parco delle Madonie

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ITA020050)
  • Under Birds Directive
  • Since April 2005
  • Country: Italy
  • Administrative region: Sicilia (ITG1)
  • Surface area: 409 km2 (40860.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 84 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 24 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (84)
Species group Number
Birds 69
Conifers 1
Flowering Plants 5
Invertebrates 3
Mammals 4
Reptiles 2

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3120 Oligotrophic waters containing very few minerals generally on sandy soils of the West Mediterranean, with Isoetes spp 0.12
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 0.34
3290 Intermittently flowing Mediterranean rivers of the Paspalo-Agrostidion 54.53
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 638.92
5230 Arborescent matorral with Laurus nobilis 4.81
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 423.13
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 2303.31
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 7.19
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 0.5
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 4846.59
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 0.42
8130 Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree 489.45
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 457.12
9210 Apeninne beech forests with Taxus and Ilex 2453.56
9220 Apennine beech forests with Abies alba and beech forests with Abies nebrodensis 47.44
9260 Castanea sativa woods 72.32
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 200.97
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 42.62
9330 Quercus suber forests 1871.24
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 2779.37
9380 Forests of Ilex aquifolium 8.84
9540 Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines 118.15
91M0 Pannonian-Balkanic turkey oak –sessile oak forests 182.02
91AA Eastern white oak woods 3704.81

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)
April 2005
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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Data download The Natura 2000 dataset is available from the European Environment Agency website
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