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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 (34514.27 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Continental biogeographical region
  • It protects 35 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 32 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (35)
Species group Number
Amphibians 2
Fishes 3
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 10
Mammals 16
Reptiles 3

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 3071.27
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 22.54
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 0.63
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 392.46
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 1324.21
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 2355.6
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 120.84
6520 Mountain hay meadows 755.3
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 22.1
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.03
8110 Siliceous scree of the montane to snow levels (Androsacetalia alpinae and Galeopsietalia ladani) 200.7
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 7.22
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 92.17
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 22.98
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 673.52
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 8600.75
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 156.02
9170 Galio-Carpinetum oak-hornbeam forests 1105.82
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 71.52
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 191.63
91H0 Pannonian woods with Quercus pubescens 149.48
9410 Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea) 37.6194
9530 (Sub-) Mediterranean pine forests with endemic black pines 1033.15
91M0 Pannonian-Balkanic turkey oak –sessile oak forests 938.79
62D0 Oro-Moesian acidophilous grasslands 456.15
91W0 Moesian beech forests 140.07
91AA Eastern white oak woods 3.24
91BA Moesian silver fir forests 66.14
91CA Rhodopide and Balkan Range Scots pine forests 763.18

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 designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) March 2021
Date of Standard data form update November 2021

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