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NATURA 2000 - STANDARD DATA FORM

For Special Protection Areas (SPA),
Proposed Sites for Community Importance (pSCI),
Sites of Community Importance (SCI) and
for Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. SITE IDENTIFICATION

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1.1 Type

B

1.2 Site code

ITA070006

1.3 Site name

Isole dei Ciclopi

1.4 First Compilation date

1998-06

1.5 Update date

2019-12

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Regione Siciliana Ass.to Territorio e Ambiente Servizio 4°
Address:               
Email:

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site proposed as SCI:1995-09
Date site confirmed as SCI: No information provided
Date site designated as SAC: No information provided
National legal reference of SAC designation: No information provided

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:15.166583
Latitude:37.561359

2.2 Area [ha]

2.5400

2.3 Marine area [%]

1.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
ITG1Sicilia

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Mediterranean (100.00 %)

3. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

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3.1 Habitat types present on the site and assessment for them

Annex I Habitat types Site assessment
Code PF NP Cover [ha] Cave [number] Data quality A|B|C|D A|B|C
      RepresentativityRelative SurfaceConservationGlobal
1170  info      1.54  0.00 
1310  info      0.02  0.00 
1430  info      0.46  0.00 
5330  info      0.09  0.00 
6220  info      0.01  0.00 
  • PF: for the habitat types that can have a non-priority as well as a priority form (6210, 7130, 9430) enter "X" in the column PF to indicate the priority form.
  • NP: in case that a habitat type no longer exists in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Cover: decimal values can be entered
  • Caves: for habitat types 8310, 8330 (caves) enter the number of caves if estimated surface is not available.
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation)

3.2 Species referred to in Article 4 of Directive 2009/147/EC and listed in Annex II of Directive 92/43/EEC and site evaluation for them

Species Population in the site Site assessment
G Code Scientific Name S NP T Size Unit Cat. D.qual. A|B|C|D A|B|C
      MinMax  Pop.Con.Iso.Glo.
BA229Alcedo atthis           
BA026Egretta garzetta           
BA103Falco peregrinus     
BA181Larus audouinii           
BA176Larus melanocephalus    150         
BA190Sterna caspia    15         
BA191Sterna sandvicensis          DD       
BA191Sterna sandvicensis    15   
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, I = Invertebrates, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Type: p = permanent, r = reproducing, c = concentration, w = wintering (for plant and non-migratory species use permanent)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the Standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting (see reference portal)
  • Abundance categories (Cat.): C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present - to fill if data are deficient (DD) or in addition to population size information
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation); VP = 'Very poor' (use this category only, if not even a rough estimation of the population size can be made, in this case the fields for population size can remain empty, but the field "Abundance categories" has to be filled in)

3.3 Other important species of flora and fauna (optional)

Species

Population in the site

Motivation

Group CODE Scientific Name S NP Size Unit Cat. Species Annex Other categories
     MinMax C|R|V|PIVVABCD
Allium commutatum                   
Euphorbia dendroides                   
Genista aetnensis                   
Heliotropium bocconei                   
Hemidactylus turcicus                   
Larus cachinnans               
Matthiola incana ssp. rupestris                   
1250Podarcis sicula                   
Senecio bicolor                   
Senecio squalidus                   
Tarentola mauritanica mauritanica                   
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, Fu = Fungi, I = Invertebrates, L = Lichens, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • CODE: for Birds, Annex IV and V species the code as provided in the reference portal should be used in addition to the scientific name
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting, (see reference portal)
  • Cat.: Abundance categories: C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present
  • Motivation categories: IV, V: Annex Species (Habitats Directive), A: National Red List data; B: Endemics; C: International Conventions; D: other reasons

4. SITE DESCRIPTION

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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover
N0130.00
N0540.00
N0810.00
N0918.00
N232.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

In questo sito rientrano alcuni isolotti basaltici residui di affioramenti lavici relativi alle prime fasi di vulcanesimo sottomarino dell'Etna. Il bioclima rientra nel termomediterraneo inferiore con ombrotipo subumido superiore. La vegetazione, a causa delle quote relativamente basse degli scogli risulta poco differenziata e povera floristicamente. Si rinvengono essenzialmente aspetti alofili a Crithmum maritimum e Lotus cytisoides, come pure cespuglieti subalofili a Senecio bicolor o alo-nitrofili a Suaeda vera. In queste stazioni sono presenti praticelli effimeri subalofili a Frankenia pulverulenta. Nei tratti più elevati si osservano lembi di macchia ad Euphorbia dendroides.

4.2 Quality and importance

Si tratta di un'area di particolare richiamo turistico per la sua bellezza paesaggistica. Si rinvengono inoltre diverse entità che nell'area regionale sono rare o ritenute di rilevante interesse fitogeografico, a loro volta menzionate nell'elenco riportato nella sezione 3.3 (D).La fauna, per quanto non particolarmente ricca ed articolata, in considerazione anche delle ridotte dimensioni dell'isola, ospita un endemismo microinsulare, Podarcis sicula ciclopica (Taddei, 1949), presente anche a Faraglione Grande, estremamente localizzato e vulnerabile, meritevole di rigorosa tutela.

4.3 Threats, pressures and activities with impacts on the site

The most important impacts and activities with high effect on the site

Negative Impacts
RankThreats and pressures [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
MF06O
HF06.01B
LG01.01.02B
MG01.04.03I
MG01.08B
HG05.01I
LH03.02.04XI
MH03.03XI
HH05.01XI
HH07XI
HI01B
HI02B
HJ03.01B
HJ03.03B
HK01.01B
HK02.01B
MK03.01B
ML05B
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]

Rank: H = high, M = medium, L = low
Pollution: N = Nitrogen input, P = Phosphor/Phosphate input, A = Acid input/acidification,
T = toxic inorganic chemicals, O = toxic organic chemicals, X = Mixed pollutions
i = inside, o = outside, b = both

4.5 Documentation

BRUNO S. 1970 - Anfibi e Rettili di Sicilia (Studi sulla Fauna Erpetologica Italiana. XI). - Atti dell'Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali, Catania (serie VII), 2: 185-326. CORTI C., LO CASCIO P., VANNI S., TURRISI G.F., VACCARO A., 1997 - Amphibians and Reptiles of the circumsicilian islands: new data and some considerations. - Bollettino del Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino, 15 (1): 179-211. LO VALVO F. 1998 - Status e conservazione dell'erpetofauna siciliana. - Il Naturalista siciliano, S. IV, 22 (1-2): 53-71. LO VALVO F., LONGO A.M. 2001 - Anfibi e Rettili in Sicilia. - WWF Sicilia, Palermo: 85 pp. LO VALVO M., MASSA B., & SARÀ M. (red.), 1993 - Uccelli e paesaggio in Sicilia alle soglie del terzo millennio. - Il Naturalista siciliano, Palermo, 17 (suppl.): 1-371. MUSMARRA A. 1941. Florula delle Isole dei Ciclopi. Amatrice RUFFO S. STOCH F. (eds.), 2005 - Checklist e distribuzione della fauna italiana. - Memorie del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona, 2serie, Sezione Scienze della Vita 16. SABELLA G., SPARACIO I, 2004. - Il ruolo dei Parchi siciliani nella conservazione dei taxa di insetti di particolare interesse naturalistico (Insecta Coleoptera et Lepidoptera Rhopalocera. - Il Naturalista siciliano, S. IV, 28 (1): 477-508. SIRACUSA G. 1995. Florula delle Isole dei Ciclopi (Sicilia orientale). Boll. Acc. Gioenia Sci. Nat. 28 (349) 219-238 TADDEI A., 1949 - Le Lacerte (Archaeolacerte e Podarcis) dell'Italia peninsulare e delle isole. - Commentari Pontificia Accademia Scientifica, 13 (4): 197-274. TURRISI G.F., VACCARO A., 1998 - Contributo alla conoscenza degli Anfibi e dei Rettili di Sicilia. - Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali, Catania, 30 (353) (1997): 5-88. TURRISI G.F., VACCARO A., 2004 - Anfibi e Rettili del Monte Etna (Sicilia orientale). - Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali, Catania, 36 (363) (2003): 5-103.

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
IT0598.00
IT11100.00

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
IT05Fondali di Acicastello (Isola Lachea-Faraglioni dei Ciclopi)*95.00

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

Yes
No, but in preparation
X
No

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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SITE DISPLAY