• The Municipalities of San Michele al Tagliamento, Caorle and Concordia Saggitaria
  • Area: 4,385.000

The site is located at the eastern boundary of the Veneto Region, on the border with Friuli Venezia-Giulia, in the area between the Tagliamento River, to the north-east and the Nicesolo Channel, to the south-west. The site is one of the most interesting environmental realities of the Veneto coastal system, with high ecological articulation that includes a rich mosaic of environments. The area’s remarkable singularity is expressed mainly in the system of stabilised dunes.

The site has a very high ecological articulation that translates into a heterogeneous landscape and specific diversity, among the highest along the north-Adriatic coastal arch. Due to this, it has been identified as an “Important Plant Area” (IPA) called “Laguna di Caorle and Foce del Tagliamento” (cod. VEN5). The site is home to about 60% of the regional surface of 2130 * habitat and about 20% of the entire national surface, a factor that makes the site the most important conservation area for the habitat and the species that form it . The site also hosts a population of Stipa veneta* in its section of fossil dunes. Moreover, on the site there is about 75% of the entire, currently mapped, regional surface of 2250* habitat and 3 % of the surface expressed along the north-Adriatic arch.

  • Redevelopment and extension of the shifting dunes system concentrated in the sub areas of Vallevecchia and Punta Tagliamento-Capalonga
  • The redevelopment and extension of the edafo-xerophilous series habitat in the sub areas of Punta Tagliamento (2270*), Punta Tagliamento-Capalonga (2250*) and Vallevecchia, where work will involve all three habitats
  • Strenthening the Stipa veneta* population
  • Manual eradication of Oenothera stucchii
  • Installation of 1800 m of fences and 750 m of walkways
  • The positioning of descriptive panels about the environment
  • Organisation of guided tours and education and training events
  • Creation of a memorandum of understanding with the local stakeholders, for the long-term management of sites