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 45 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 (45)
Species group Number
Amphibians 2
Fishes 5
Flowering Plants 2
Invertebrates 12
Mammals 18
Mosses & Liverworts 3
Reptiles 3

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 64.7543
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 0.13006
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 0.13006
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) 2588.79
6520 Mountain hay meadows 3860.35
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 244.89
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 204.166
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 17.8489
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 804.862
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 24993.7
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 21107.4
9170 Galio-Carpinetum oak-hornbeam forests 11440.8
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 3279.64
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 9.40874
91G0 Pannonic woods with Quercus petraea and Carpinus betulus 513.745
9410 Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea) 9.38106
9530 (Sub-) Mediterranean pine forests with endemic black pines 23.1068
91M0 Pannonian-Balkanic turkey oak –sessile oak forests 2169.89
62D0 Oro-Moesian acidophilous grasslands 1294.12
91W0 Moesian beech forests 22488.8
91Z0 Moesian silver lime woods 26.7042
91AA Eastern white oak woods 41.4123
91BA Moesian silver fir forests 490.5
91CA Rhodopide and Balkan Range Scots pine forests 13.8364
95A0 High oro-Mediterranean pine forests 1.22313

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 July 2015

Interactive map

Other resources

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