Hohe Tauern, Kärnten I

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code AT2101000)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since May 1995
  • Country: Austria
  • Administrative region: Kärnten (AT21)
  • Surface area: 416 km2 (41606.47 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine biogeographical region
  • It protects 27 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 23 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (27)
Species group Number
Birds 18
Invertebrates 2
Mammals 4
Mosses & Liverworts 3

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 1
3220 Alpine rivers and the herbaceous vegetation along their banks 28
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 0.1
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 622
4070 Bushes with Pinus mugo and Rhododendron hirsutum (Mugo-Rhododendretum hirsuti) 292
6150 Siliceous alpine and boreal grasslands 5613
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 704
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 2106
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 33
6520 Mountain hay meadows 1
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.01
7230 Alkaline fens 1
7240 Alpine pioneer formations of the Caricion bicoloris-atrofuscae 131.95
8110 Siliceous scree of the montane to snow levels (Androsacetalia alpinae and Galeopsietalia ladani) 3482
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 232
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 492
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 3993
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
8340 Permanent glaciers 4229
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 23
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 1
9410 Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea) 545
9420 Alpine Larix decidua and/or Pinus cembra forests 1123

Designation information

NATURA 2000 is the ecological network for the conservation of wild animals and plant species and natural habitats of Community importance within the Union. It consists of sites classified under the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive (the Nature Directives).

NATURA 2000 site under

Birds Directive 2009/147/EC (SPA) Not under Birds directive
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Under Habitats directive
  • Date proposed as Site of Community Importance (SCI)
May 1995
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
December 2003
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) December 2018
Date of Standard data form update December 2018

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