Torre Manfria, Biviere e Piana di Gela

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ITA050012)
  • Under Birds Directive
  • Since June 2005
  • Country: Italy
  • Administrative region: Sicilia (ITG1)
  • Surface area: 251 km2 (25057.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 11%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 141 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 29 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (141)
Species group Number
Birds 126
Fishes 1
Flowering Plants 2
Invertebrates 1
Mammals 6
Mosses & Liverworts 1
Reptiles 4

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time 535.35
1130 Estuaries 0.1
1150 Coastal lagoons 0.1
1170 Reefs 1
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 1
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 51.87
1410 Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) 9.31
1420 Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi) 64.85
1430 Halo-nitrophilous scrubs (Pegano-Salsoletea) 33.72
1510 Mediterranean salt steppes (Limonietalia) 0.1
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 8.28
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 33.34
2210 Crucianellion maritimae fixed beach dunes 87
2230 Malcolmietalia dune grasslands 24.25
2250 Coastal dunes with Juniperus spp 2.62
2270 Wooded dunes with Pinus pinea and/or Pinus pinaster 4.43
3130 Oligotrophic to mesotrophic standing waters with vegetation of the Littorelletea uniflorae and/or of the Isoeto-Nanojuncetea 0.5
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 0.1
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 75.19
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 0.1
3280 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Paspalo-Agrostidion species and hanging curtains of Salix and Populus alba 48.96
3290 Intermittently flowing Mediterranean rivers of the Paspalo-Agrostidion 39.12
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 4
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 438.83
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 1705.29
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 1.34
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 526.44
9330 Quercus suber forests 0.83
9340 Quercus ilex and Quercus rotundifolia forests 34.98

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)
June 2005
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Not under Habitats directive
Date of Standard data form update December 2019

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