Sreden Pirin - Alibotush

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code BG0001028)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since December 2007
  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Administrative region: Yugozapaden (BG41)
  • Surface area: 689 km2 (68934.38 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine and Continental biogeographical regions
  • It protects 46 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 39 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (46)
Species group Number
Amphibians 3
Fishes 1
Flowering Plants 5
Invertebrates 13
Mammals 17
Mosses & Liverworts 2
Reptiles 5

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 68.245
4070 Bushes with Pinus mugo and Rhododendron hirsutum (Mugo-Rhododendretum hirsuti) 182.676
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 6.8245
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 0.06893
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 1001.62
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 15.3034
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 13.6835
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 1368.35
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 3420.52
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 6.8245
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 3.44671
6520 Mountain hay meadows 205.424
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 6.8245
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.13786
7230 Alkaline fens 1.24081
8110 Siliceous scree of the montane to snow levels (Androsacetalia alpinae and Galeopsietalia ladani) 10.2712
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 6.8245
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 106.159
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 50.9425
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 253.679
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 9739.74
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 2061.14
9170 Galio-Carpinetum oak-hornbeam forests 5603.68
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 21.0939
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 1.28217
9260 Castanea sativa woods 59.4214
9270 Hellenic beech forests with Abies borisii-regis 45.8414
92C0 Platanus orientalis and Liquidambar orientalis woods (Platanion orientalis) 29.7107
9410 Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea) 640.4
9530 (Sub-) Mediterranean pine forests with endemic black pines 788.747
40A0 Subcontinental peri-Pannonic scrub 6.8245
62A0 Eastern sub-mediteranean dry grasslands (Scorzoneratalia villosae) 683.829
91M0 Pannonian-Balkanic turkey oak –sessile oak forests 1050.56
91W0 Moesian beech forests 99.9548
91AA Eastern white oak woods 2896.62
91BA Moesian silver fir forests 525.969
91CA Rhodopide and Balkan Range Scots pine forests 3332.29
95A0 High oro-Mediterranean pine forests 1137.42

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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