Osogovska planina

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code BG0001011)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since October 2007
  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Administrative region: Yugozapaden (BG41)
  • Surface area: 345 km2 (34513.24 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Continental biogeographical region
  • It protects 31 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 28 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (31)
Species group Number
Amphibians 2
Fishes 2
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 8
Mammals 15
Reptiles 3

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 3796.46
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 15.531
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 4.14158
6150 Siliceous alpine and boreal grasslands 172.566
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 1725.66
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 1725.66
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 1035.4
6520 Mountain hay meadows 1035.4
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 345.132
8110 Siliceous scree of the montane to snow levels (Androsacetalia alpinae and Galeopsietalia ladani) 517.699
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 345.132
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 27.9557
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 571.884
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 8571.02
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 146.336
9170 Galio-Carpinetum oak-hornbeam forests 1115.12
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 62.469
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 14.0814
9410 Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea) 37.6194
9530 (Sub-) Mediterranean pine forests with endemic black pines 1083.37
62A0 Eastern sub-mediteranean dry grasslands (Scorzoneratalia villosae) 2208.85
91M0 Pannonian-Balkanic turkey oak –sessile oak forests 963.61
62D0 Oro-Moesian acidophilous grasslands 1380.53
91W0 Moesian beech forests 137.018
91AA Eastern white oak woods 136.327
91BA Moesian silver fir forests 75.9291
91CA Rhodopide and Balkan Range Scots pine forests 568.088

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)
October 2007
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
December 2008
Date of Standard data form update July 2015

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