Volovske vrchy

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code SKCHVU036)
  • Under Birds Directive
  • Since April 2004
  • Country: Slovakia
  • Administrative region: Východné Slovensko (SK04)
  • Surface area: 1214 km2 (121420.65 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine and Pannonian biogeographical regions
  • It protects 50 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 (50)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Birds 25
Fishes 1
Flowering Plants 3
Invertebrates 5
Mammals 15

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 6.07
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 36.43
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 242.84
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 60.71
6240 Sub-Pannonic steppic grasslands 60.71
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 121.42
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 2428.41
6520 Mountain hay meadows 242.84
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 6.07
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 1.21
7230 Alkaline fens 12.14
8160 Medio-European calcareous scree of hill and montane levels 60.71
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 48.57
8310 Caves not open to the public 12.14
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 9713.65
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 36426.2
9140 Medio-European subalpine beech woods with Acer and Rumex arifolius 242.84
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 3642.62
9170 Galio-Carpinetum oak-hornbeam forests 24.28
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 546.39
91D0 Bog woodland 12.14
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 121.42
91H0 Pannonian woods with Quercus pubescens 242.84
91I0 Euro-Siberian steppic woods with Quercus spp 121.42
9410 Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea) 364.26
6190 Rupicolous pannonic grasslands (Stipo-Festucetalia pallentis) 303.55
91Q0 Western Carpathian calcicolous Pinus sylvestris forests 60.71

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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