Horna Orava

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code SKCHVU008)
  • Under Birds Directive
  • Since April 2004
  • Country: Slovakia
  • Administrative region: Stredné Slovensko (SK03)
  • Surface area: 587 km2 (58738.00 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine biogeographical region
  • It protects 39 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 (39)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Birds 26
Flowering Plants 4
Invertebrates 2
Mammals 6

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3130 Oligotrophic to mesotrophic standing waters with vegetation of the Littorelletea uniflorae and/or of the Isoeto-Nanojuncetea 117.48
3160 Natural dystrophic lakes and ponds 0.02
3220 Alpine rivers and the herbaceous vegetation along their banks 2.94
3230 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Myricaria germanica 0.59
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 1.76
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 88.11
4070 Bushes with Pinus mugo and Rhododendron hirsutum (Mugo-Rhododendretum hirsuti) 117.48
6150 Siliceous alpine and boreal grasslands 11.75
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 117.48
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 88.11
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 1174.76
6520 Mountain hay meadows 29.37
7110 Active raised bogs 41.12
7120 Degraded raised bogs still capable of natural regeneration 44.05
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 117.48
7230 Alkaline fens 117.48
8110 Siliceous scree of the montane to snow levels (Androsacetalia alpinae and Galeopsietalia ladani) 58.74
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 29.37
8310 Caves not open to the public 0.59
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 587.38
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 587.38
91D0 Bog woodland 587.38
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 117.48
9410 Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea) 1762.14

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) Under Birds directive
  • Date classified as Special Protection Area (SPA)
April 2004
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Not under Habitats directive
Date of Standard data form update October 2017

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