Iskarski prolom - Rzhana

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code BG0001042)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since March 2007
  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Administrative region: Severozapaden (BG31), Yugozapaden (BG41)
  • Surface area: 227 km2 (22693.26 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine and Continental biogeographical regions
  • It protects 32 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 27 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (32)
Species group Number
Amphibians 2
Fishes 4
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 9
Mammals 14
Reptiles 2

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 2.88
3270 Rivers with muddy banks with Chenopodion rubri pp and Bidention pp vegetation 0.41
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 7.65
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 771.87
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 15.72
6520 Mountain hay meadows 562.03
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.32
8110 Siliceous scree of the montane to snow levels (Androsacetalia alpinae and Galeopsietalia ladani) 9.42
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 35.12
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 34.52
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 28.24
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 194.68
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 2943.11
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 444.87
9170 Galio-Carpinetum oak-hornbeam forests 1295.32
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 758.39
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 1.04
91G0 Pannonic woods with Quercus petraea and Carpinus betulus 551.93
91H0 Pannonian woods with Quercus pubescens 1.67
91I0 Euro-Siberian steppic woods with Quercus spp 7.33
9260 Castanea sativa woods 0.35
9530 (Sub-) Mediterranean pine forests with endemic black pines 1.32
91M0 Pannonian-Balkanic turkey oak –sessile oak forests 418.11
91W0 Moesian beech forests 1693.47
91Z0 Moesian silver lime woods 89.8
91CA Rhodopide and Balkan Range Scots pine forests 54.16

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)
March 2007
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
December 2008
Date of Standard data form update December 2018

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