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 24 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 3
Invertebrates 11
Mammals 16
Mosses & Liverworts 1
Reptiles 4

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 11.2
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 20.7
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 22.41
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 2122.11
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 3089.99
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 2.03
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 4788.71
6520 Mountain hay meadows 10845.3
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 4.86
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 49.18
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 56.21
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 16.93
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 10408.6
9170 Galio-Carpinetum oak-hornbeam forests 18770.5
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 40.28
91G0 Pannonic woods with Quercus petraea and Carpinus betulus 161.8
62A0 Eastern sub-mediteranean dry grasslands (Scorzoneratalia villosae) 116.996
91M0 Pannonian-Balkanic turkey oak –sessile oak forests 5053.26
62D0 Oro-Moesian acidophilous grasslands 852.56
91W0 Moesian beech forests 3890.64
91Z0 Moesian silver lime woods 16.29
91AA Eastern white oak woods 42.13

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

Interactive map

Other resources

Natura 2000 map viewer Interactive map designed for showing and querying Natura 2000 sites. Other information such as Nationally designated areas and LIFE projects are also available.
Protected planet map viewer Interactive map showing the World Database on Protected Areas
European protected sites map viewer Simple interactive map showing Natura 2000 sites and Nationally designated areas
Data download The Natura 2000 dataset is available from the European Environment Agency website
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 3336 7100