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Mala Fatra

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code SKCHVU013)
  • Under Birds Directive
  • Since April 2004
  • Country: Slovakia
  • Administrative region: Západné Slovensko (SK02), Stredné Slovensko (SK03)
  • Surface area: 662 km2 (66228.06 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine biogeographical region
  • It protects 49 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 30 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (49)
Species group Number
Amphibians 3
Birds 26
Fishes 1
Flowering Plants 6
Invertebrates 4
Mammals 9

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1340 Inland salt meadows 1.32
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 3.31
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 105.96
4070 Bushes with Pinus mugo and Rhododendron hirsutum (Mugo-Rhododendretum hirsuti) 264.91
4080 Sub-Arctic Salix spp scrub 19.87
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 66.23
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 105.96
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 66.23
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 264.91
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 0.33
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 132.46
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 6622.81
6520 Mountain hay meadows 132.46
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 14.57
7210 Calcareous fens with Cladium mariscus and species of the Caricion davallianae 1.99
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.46
7230 Alkaline fens 16.56
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 132.46
8160 Medio-European calcareous scree of hill and montane levels 52.98
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 331.14
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 132.46
8310 Caves not open to the public 13.25
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 8609.65
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 7947.37
9140 Medio-European subalpine beech woods with Acer and Rumex arifolius 1324.56
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 3973.68
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 860.96
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 66.23
9410 Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea) 1986.84
91Q0 Western Carpathian calcicolous Pinus sylvestris forests 66.23

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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