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Velka Fatra

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code SKCHVU033)
  • Under Birds Directive
  • Since April 2004
  • Country: Slovakia
  • Administrative region: Stredné Slovensko (SK03)
  • Surface area: 474 km2 (47445.01 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine biogeographical region
  • It protects 55 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 (55)
Species group Number
Amphibians 2
Birds 20
Fishes 1
Flowering Plants 7
Invertebrates 13
Mammals 11
Mosses & Liverworts 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3160 Natural dystrophic lakes and ponds 0.01
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 1.09
4070 Bushes with Pinus mugo and Rhododendron hirsutum (Mugo-Rhododendretum hirsuti) 94.89
4080 Sub-Arctic Salix spp scrub 9.01
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 3.32
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 71.17
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 68.8
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 1470.8
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 189.78
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 47.45
6520 Mountain hay meadows 474.45
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 0.47
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 1.42
7230 Alkaline fens 4.74
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 4.74
8160 Medio-European calcareous scree of hill and montane levels 37.96
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 175.55
8310 Caves not open to the public 47.45
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 1186.13
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 9489
9140 Medio-European subalpine beech woods with Acer and Rumex arifolius 2135.03
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 12810.2
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 1091.24
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 4.74
9410 Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea) 2372.25
6190 Rupicolous pannonic grasslands (Stipo-Festucetalia pallentis) 35.58
91Q0 Western Carpathian calcicolous Pinus sylvestris forests 403.28

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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