Reka Mesta

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code BG0001021)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since December 2007
  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Administrative region: Yugozapaden (BG41)
  • Surface area: 194 km2 (19401.68 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine biogeographical region
  • It protects 31 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 23 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form


Species


List

Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (31)
Species group Number
Amphibians 2
Fishes 2
Invertebrates 8
Mammals 16
Reptiles 3

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 1.94016
4070 Bushes with Pinus mugo and Rhododendron hirsutum (Mugo-Rhododendretum hirsuti) 121.067
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 2914.13
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 8.49794
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 2914.13
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 971.443
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 1.94016
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 24.0581
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 34.341
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 1983.82
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 1.94016
9170 Galio-Carpinetum oak-hornbeam forests 3327.2
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 10.8649
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 1.03799
9410 Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea) 138.916
9530 (Sub-) Mediterranean pine forests with endemic black pines 71.2042
91M0 Pannonian-Balkanic turkey oak –sessile oak forests 68.682
91W0 Moesian beech forests 38.0273
91AA Eastern white oak woods 49.8623
91BA Moesian silver fir forests 28.7145
91CA Rhodopide and Balkan Range Scots pine forests 800.514
95A0 High oro-Mediterranean pine forests 382.019

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

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