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Study of terrestrial habitats in NATURA 2000 area HR3000003 Vrsar’s Islands

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Study of terrestrial habitats in NATURA 2000 area HR3000003 Vrsar’s Islands

March 27th, 2020|Activities|

Institute for Physical Planning Region of Istria (ZPUIZ), within the Interreg ADRION “PORTODIMARE” project, produced the Study of terrestrial habitats in NATURA 2000 area HR3000003 Vrsar’s Islands. The study brings an overview of the terrestrial habitats and vascular flora in the Ecological Network Area (NATURA 2000 site) HR 3000003 Vrsar islands. Terrestrial habitats and species of vascular flora, protected by the Directive on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora, have been highlighted in particular.

Six (6) habitat types have been identified, as well as five (5) vegetation communities, one of which is endemic. A total of 177 vascular flora species from 61 plant families were recorded. The largest number of plant species (95) was recorded on the island of Sv. Juraj and the smallest number (2) on the Reverol Rock.

One (1) endemic species, four (4) endangered species, five (5) strictly protected species and three (3) invasive species were recorded.

The three (3) most represented plant families are Fabaceae, Poaceae and Brassicaceae.

From the plant-geographical point of view, eight (8) interesting findings of plant species were recorded during the study.

Key words: terrestrial habitats, vegetation communities, vascular flora, NATURA 2000, endemic, endangered and strictly protected species, invasive species