The ‘Habitats’ Directive (HD 92/43/EEC) is one of the primary legal tools aiming at conserving nature in Europe. Due to the complex iter to revise it, the habitats listed in the Annex I have been seldom updated after the HD adoption. Basing on already available information and expert knowledge, this paper presents a preliminary list of relevant habitats occurring in Sardinia, not yet considered and worth to be placed in the Annex I. Two new habitat proposals, one habitat new for Italy, and nine new subtypes of already existing HD habitats are here described. Most of the proposed new habitats and subtypes have a limited distribution range, due to the high number of narrow, often endangered, endemic species that characterize them. Being neglected, they are consequently poorly investigated, inconstantly monitored and unprotected. Thus, the main aim of this paper is to promote their conservation through implementation of HD and its interpretation manuals.

Proposals for improvement of Annex I of Directive 92/43/ EEC: Sardinia / Fois, M.; Bacchetta, G.; Caria, M. C.; Cogoni, D.; Farris, E.; Fenu, G.; Manca, M.; Pinna, M. S.; Pisanu, S.; Rivieccio, G.; Bagella, S.. - In: PLANT SOCIOLOGY. - ISSN 2280-1855. - 58:2(2021), pp. 65-76. [10.3897/pls2021582/06]

Proposals for improvement of Annex I of Directive 92/43/ EEC: Sardinia

Bacchetta G.;Caria M. C.;Farris E.;Pinna M. S.;Pisanu S.;Rivieccio G.;Bagella S.
2021

Abstract

The ‘Habitats’ Directive (HD 92/43/EEC) is one of the primary legal tools aiming at conserving nature in Europe. Due to the complex iter to revise it, the habitats listed in the Annex I have been seldom updated after the HD adoption. Basing on already available information and expert knowledge, this paper presents a preliminary list of relevant habitats occurring in Sardinia, not yet considered and worth to be placed in the Annex I. Two new habitat proposals, one habitat new for Italy, and nine new subtypes of already existing HD habitats are here described. Most of the proposed new habitats and subtypes have a limited distribution range, due to the high number of narrow, often endangered, endemic species that characterize them. Being neglected, they are consequently poorly investigated, inconstantly monitored and unprotected. Thus, the main aim of this paper is to promote their conservation through implementation of HD and its interpretation manuals.
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