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Fitosociologia numero 44 (2) S1

pag. 57-60: Important Plant Areas e Rete Natura 2000

C. Blasi, M. Marignani & R. Copiz

Dipartimento di Biologia Vegetale, Università “La Sapienza” di Roma, P.le A. Moro 5, I-00185 Roma; e-mail: blasilab@uniroma1.it

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abstract

The aim of the Important Plant Areas programme is to identify a network of the best sites for plant conservation throughout Europe. The programme is a mean of identifying and protecting the most important sites for wild plant (higher, lower plants, algae, lichens and fungi) and habitats. Three basic principles lead the IPA identification: criterion A, focusing on species contribution; criterion B, enhancing the importance of rich flora in a European context in relation to its biogeographic zone; criterion C, concentrating on the habitat of global or European plant conservation and botanical importance. We present the metodological approach to adapt the IPA programme to the Italian situation. 

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Countdown 2010, Italy, Plant diversity conservation.