IT20 - Central Italy coastal dunes - Italy
IT20 - Central Italy coastal dunes
This site includes coastal dune ecosystems of Central Italy. The flora and the fauna of the site is highly specialized with a relevant ecological value. On the other side, the site includes one of the most threatened ecosystems at national and European level (highly endangered due to human pressure) and comprises Tyrrhenian and Adriatic coastal dunes. These areas were included in the Nature 2000 network with many EU interest species. Major habitats are: Habitat 1210 (Annual vegetation of drift lines), Habitat 2110 (Embryonic shifting dunes), Habitat 2120 (Shifting dunes along the shorelines with Ammophila arenaria, white dunes), Habitat 2230 (Malcolmietalia dune grasslands) and the priority Habitat 2250 (Coastal dunes with Juniperus spp).
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