Tsentralen Balkan - bufer

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code BG0001493)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since December 2007
  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Administrative region: Severozapaden (BG31), Severen tsentralen (BG32), Yugoiztochen (BG34), Yugozapaden (BG41), Yuzhen tsentralen (BG42)
  • Surface area: 1384 km2 (138363.82 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine and Continental biogeographical regions
  • It protects 46 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 (46)
Species group Number
Amphibians 2
Fishes 5
Flowering Plants 2
Invertebrates 13
Mammals 18
Mosses & Liverworts 3
Reptiles 3

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 234.89
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 39.9871
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 3159.09
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 386.64
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 1012.51
6520 Mountain hay meadows 4375.72
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 525.97
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 204.166
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 851.21
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 20492.9
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 11271
9170 Galio-Carpinetum oak-hornbeam forests 3804.7
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 2774.77
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 16.58
91G0 Pannonic woods with Quercus petraea and Carpinus betulus 228.98
9530 (Sub-) Mediterranean pine forests with endemic black pines 51.33
91M0 Pannonian-Balkanic turkey oak –sessile oak forests 1947.62
62D0 Oro-Moesian acidophilous grasslands 1330.99
91W0 Moesian beech forests 7679.15
91Z0 Moesian silver lime woods 29.24
91AA Eastern white oak woods 52.26
91BA Moesian silver fir forests 179.36
91CA Rhodopide and Balkan Range Scots pine forests 56.94
95A0 High oro-Mediterranean pine forests 0.55

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 December 2018

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Other resources

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Data download The Natura 2000 dataset is available from the European Environment Agency website
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