Caves not open to the public
Caves not open to the public, including their water areas and flows, hosting specialised or high endemic species, or that are of paramount importance for the conservation of Annex II species (e.g. bats, amphibians).
|EU Habitats Directive||Annex I habitat type (code 8310)|
|EU conservation status by biogeographical region||Alpine - Unfavourable-Inadequate|
|Atlantic - Unfavourable-Inadequate|
|Black Sea - Unfavourable-Inadequate|
|Boreal - Favourable|
|Continental - Unfavourable-Inadequate|
|Macaronesian - Favourable|
|Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Inadequate|
|Pannonian - Unfavourable-Inadequate|
|Steppic - Unfavourable-Inadequate|
|Habitat type||Not priority|
|Natura 2000 sites||1919 are designated for this habitat type|
EU conservation status
Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.
Species mentioned in habitat description
Natura 2000 sites
Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites
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Mentioned in the following international legal instruments and agreements
Relation to habitat classifications
|Classification||Code||Habitat type name||Relationship type|
|EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711||H1.1||Cave entrances||overlap|