Biviere di Lentini, tratto mediano e foce del Fiume Simeto e area antistante la foce

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code ITA070029)
  • Under Birds Directive
  • Since June 2005
  • Country: Italy
  • Administrative region: Sicilia (ITG1)
  • Surface area: 62 km2 (6194.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 61%
  • Located in Mediterranean biogeographical region
  • It protects 82 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 23 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (82)
Species group Number
Birds 78
Fishes 2
Reptiles 2

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1130 Estuaries 0.1
1150 Coastal lagoons 22.06
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 0.1
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 45.08
1410 Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) 0.1
1420 Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi) 93.38
1430 Halo-nitrophilous scrubs (Pegano-Salsoletea) 0.1
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 27.16
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 11.47
2210 Crucianellion maritimae fixed beach dunes 0.1
2230 Malcolmietalia dune grasslands 23.24
2270 Wooded dunes with Pinus pinea and/or Pinus pinaster 28.35
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 15
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 0.01
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 0.1
3280 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Paspalo-Agrostidion species and hanging curtains of Salix and Populus alba 65.01
3290 Intermittently flowing Mediterranean rivers of the Paspalo-Agrostidion 9.14
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 3.6
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 214.18
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 1
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 45.58
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 210.53
91AA Eastern white oak woods 1.67

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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Other resources

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