|Scientific Name:||Stipa veneta|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered D ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Lasen, C. & Buffa, G.|
|Reviewer/s:||Montagnani, C. & Bilz, M.|
Stipa veneta is restricted to coastal dunes in northeast Italy where it occurs at more then six, severely fragmented, locations. This species has a stable population which counts less than 250 mature individuals. Habitat loss and degradation due to tourism infrastructure and recreational activities are the main threats. It is therefore classed as Endangered.
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to the dunes of the Veneto region in northeast Italy, and is found mainly on the Adriatic coast. It has also been reported from Friuli Venezia Giulia. In total, it occurs at more then six locations but the populations are severely fragmented. Its geographic range is only 28 km² (Commission of the European Communities 2009).|
Native:Italy (Italy (mainland))
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|Population:||Stipa veneta has a stable population which counts less than 250 mature individuals.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This grass grows in the Habitats Directive listed habitat 2130 "Fixed coastal dunes with herbaceous vegetation (“grey dunes’)" (Commission of the European Communities 2009).|
|Major Threat(s):||Habitat loss and degradation due to tourism infrastructure and recreational activities are the most important threats (Commission of the European Communities 2009).|
|Conservation Actions:||Stipa veneta is listed as priority species on Annex II of the Habitats Directive.|
Commission of the European Communities. 2009. Composite Report on the Conservation Status of Habitat Types and Species as required under Article 17 of the Habitats Directive. Report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament. Brussels.
IUCN. 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2011.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 16 June 2011).
|Citation:||Lasen, C. & Buffa, G. 2011. Stipa veneta. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 11 March 2014.|
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