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Stipa veneta

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA CYPERALES GRAMINEAE

Scientific Name: Stipa veneta
Species Authority: Moraldo

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered D ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-01-13
Assessor(s): Lasen, C. & Buffa, G.
Reviewer(s): Montagnani, C. & Bilz, M.
Justification:
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.

Geographic Range [top]

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).
Countries:
Native:
Italy (Italy (mainland))
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Population [top]

Population: Stipa veneta has a stable population which counts less than 250 mature individuals.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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 [top]

Conservation Actions: Stipa veneta is listed as priority species on Annex II of the Habitats Directive.

Citation: Lasen, C. & Buffa, G. 2013. Stipa veneta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 July 2014.
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