Sredna gora

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code BG0001389)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since October 2007
  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Administrative region: Yugozapaden (BG41), Yuzhen tsentralen (BG42)
  • Surface area: 1104 km2 (110373.64 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine and Continental biogeographical regions
  • It protects 37 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 25 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (37)
Species group Number
Amphibians 2
Fishes 2
Invertebrates 12
Mammals 16
Mosses & Liverworts 1
Reptiles 4

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 20.4964
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 20.971
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 2097.1
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 2846.54
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 133.883
6520 Mountain hay meadows 10845.3
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 10.4855
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 423.835
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 84.5462
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 319.642
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 13760
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 17.2183
9170 Galio-Carpinetum oak-hornbeam forests 17266.2
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 206.288
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 2.63241
91G0 Pannonic woods with Quercus petraea and Carpinus betulus 231.785
62A0 Eastern sub-mediteranean dry grasslands (Scorzoneratalia villosae) 116.996
91M0 Pannonian-Balkanic turkey oak –sessile oak forests 5930.38
62D0 Oro-Moesian acidophilous grasslands 10.5076
91W0 Moesian beech forests 2571.71
91Z0 Moesian silver lime woods 31.1916
91AA Eastern white oak woods 42.1627
91BA Moesian silver fir forests 53.4871
91CA Rhodopide and Balkan Range Scots pine forests 3.44586

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 July 2015

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