Rodopi - Zapadni

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code BG0001030)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since October 2007
  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Administrative region: Yugozapaden (BG41), Yuzhen tsentralen (BG42)
  • Surface area: 2729 km2 (272851.40 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine and Continental biogeographical regions
  • It protects 45 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 44 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (45)
Species group Number
Amphibians 2
Fishes 2
Flowering Plants 3
Invertebrates 15
Mammals 18
Mosses & Liverworts 2
Reptiles 3

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 2.71
3160 Natural dystrophic lakes and ponds 7.07
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 7.81
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 910.52
4090 Endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths with gorse 2.79
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 220.94
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 0.27285
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 4.34
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 316.9
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 2099.83
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 183.24
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 143.38
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 46.44
6520 Mountain hay meadows 2784.83
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 19.92
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.04
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 395.65
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 487.3
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 81.5826
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 182.58
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 9848.05
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 2521.37
9170 Galio-Carpinetum oak-hornbeam forests 5005.74
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 375.93
91D0 Bog woodland 198.02
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 77.9
91H0 Pannonian woods with Quercus pubescens 18.81
9270 Hellenic beech forests with Abies borisii-regis 707.32
92A0 Salix alba and Populus alba galleries 0.32
92C0 Platanus orientalis and Liquidambar orientalis woods (Platanion orientalis) 0.38
9410 Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea) 54664.5
9530 (Sub-) Mediterranean pine forests with endemic black pines 1118.87
9560 Endemic forests with Juniperus spp 2.59
62A0 Eastern sub-mediteranean dry grasslands (Scorzoneratalia villosae) 521.49
91M0 Pannonian-Balkanic turkey oak –sessile oak forests 253.32
40B0 Rhodope Potentilla fruticosa thickets 2.64
62D0 Oro-Moesian acidophilous grasslands 4212.14
91W0 Moesian beech forests 331.85
91Z0 Moesian silver lime woods 16.92
91AA Eastern white oak woods 134.85
91BA Moesian silver fir forests 7173.63
91CA Rhodopide and Balkan Range Scots pine forests 79342.5
95A0 High oro-Mediterranean pine forests 1.65

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 December 2018

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