Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code SKCHVU030)
  • Under Birds Directive
  • Since April 2004
  • Country: Slovakia
  • Administrative region: Stredné Slovensko (SK03), Východné Slovensko (SK04)
  • Surface area: 546 km2 (54611.29 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine biogeographical region
  • It protects 34 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 35 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (34)
Species group Number
Birds 13
Flowering Plants 6
Invertebrates 1
Mammals 11
Mosses & Liverworts 3

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 0.66
3160 Natural dystrophic lakes and ponds 0.66
3220 Alpine rivers and the herbaceous vegetation along their banks 13.65
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 6.55
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 1228.75
4070 Bushes with Pinus mugo and Rhododendron hirsutum (Mugo-Rhododendretum hirsuti) 9283.92
4080 Sub-Arctic Salix spp scrub 30.04
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 2.73
6150 Siliceous alpine and boreal grasslands 3822.79
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 546.11
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 27.31
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 65.53
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 300.36
6520 Mountain hay meadows 125.61
7110 Active raised bogs 32.77
7120 Degraded raised bogs still capable of natural regeneration 6.55
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 13.65
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.66
7230 Alkaline fens 19.11
8110 Siliceous scree of the montane to snow levels (Androsacetalia alpinae and Galeopsietalia ladani) 1228.75
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 311.28
8160 Medio-European calcareous scree of hill and montane levels 6.55
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 682.64
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 1911.4
8310 Caves not open to the public 0.05
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 62.8
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 655.34
9140 Medio-European subalpine beech woods with Acer and Rumex arifolius 300.36
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 16.38
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 3.82
91D0 Bog woodland 709.95
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 655.34
9410 Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea) 21844.5
9420 Alpine Larix decidua and/or Pinus cembra forests 628.03
91Q0 Western Carpathian calcicolous Pinus sylvestris forests 38.23

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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