Zatoka Pucka i Półwysep Helski

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code PLH220032)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since April 2004
  • Country: Poland
  • Administrative region: Pomorskie (PL63)
  • Surface area: 266 km2 (26566.43 ha)
  • Marine area: 83%
  • Located in Continental biogeographical region
  • It protects 12 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 (12)
Species group Number
Fishes 5
Flowering Plants 2
Invertebrates 1
Mammals 3
Mosses & Liverworts 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1130 Estuaries 222.2
1160 Large shallow inlets and bays 21990.1
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 2.1
1230 Vegetated sea cliffs of the Atlantic and Baltic Coasts 14.6
1330 Atlantic salt meadows (Glauco-Puccinellietalia maritimae) 96.7
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 4.4
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 47.2
2130 Fixed coastal dunes with herbaceous vegetation ('grey dunes') 221.4
2140 Decalcified fixed dunes with Empetrum nigrum 2.3
2160 Dunes with Hippophaë rhamnoides 1
2170 Dunes with Salix repens ssp argentea (Salicion arenariae) 0.6
2180 Wooded dunes of the Atlantic, Continental and Boreal region 1837.4
2190 Humid dune slacks 1.9
4030 European dry heaths 4.8
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 2.1
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 10.4
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 1.6
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 18.5
7230 Alkaline fens 4
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 5.8
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 1.3
9160 Sub-Atlantic and medio-European oak or oak-hornbeam forests of the Carpinion betuli 154.6
91D0 Bog woodland 30
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 17.3
91F0 Riparian mixed forests of Quercus robur, Ulmus laevis and Ulmus minor, Fraxinus excelsior or Fraxinus angustifolia, along the great rivers (Ulmenion minoris) 2

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)
April 2004
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
February 2008
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) January 2022
Date of Standard data form update January 2022

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