Kalkhochalpen, Salzburg

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code AT3211012)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since July 1997
  • Country: Austria
  • Administrative region: Salzburg (AT32)
  • Surface area: 237 km2 (23725.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine biogeographical region
  • It protects 8 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 25 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (8)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 3
Mammals 3

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3220 Alpine rivers and the herbaceous vegetation along their banks 0.5
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 35.25
4070 Bushes with Pinus mugo and Rhododendron hirsutum (Mugo-Rhododendretum hirsuti) 4270
4080 Sub-Arctic Salix spp scrub 1.2
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 5
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 1185
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 23
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 240
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.24
7230 Alkaline fens 0.5
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 1160
8160 Medio-European calcareous scree of hill and montane levels 55.84
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 2605.8
8240 Limestone pavements 2600
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
8340 Permanent glaciers 470
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 7.5
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 1160
9140 Medio-European subalpine beech woods with Acer and Rumex arifolius 470
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 5.8
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 240
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 3.4
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 240
9410 Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea) 1660
9420 Alpine Larix decidua and/or Pinus cembra forests 1420

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)
July 1997
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
Not available
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) July 2006
Date of Standard data form update December 2018

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