Velka Fatra

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code SKUEV0238)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since April 2004
  • Country: Slovakia
  • Administrative region: Stredné Slovensko (SK03)
  • Surface area: 463 km2 (46349.42 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine biogeographical region
  • It protects 36 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 28 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (36)
Species group Number
Amphibians 2
Fishes 1
Flowering Plants 7
Invertebrates 13
Mammals 12
Mosses & Liverworts 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 0.005
3160 Natural dystrophic lakes and ponds 0.01
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 1.45
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 3.7499
4070 Bushes with Pinus mugo and Rhododendron hirsutum (Mugo-Rhododendretum hirsuti) 24.7678
4080 Sub-Arctic Salix spp scrub 11.71
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 92.7
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 92.7
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 1853.98
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 30
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 250
6520 Mountain hay meadows 417.14
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 0.46
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 1.39
7230 Alkaline fens 4.63
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 4.63
8160 Medio-European calcareous scree of hill and montane levels 1.5
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 231.75
8310 Caves not open to the public 66
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 81.91
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 9269.88
9140 Medio-European subalpine beech woods with Acer and Rumex arifolius 1643.64
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 13904.8
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 1158.74
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 4.63
9410 Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea) 1068.25
6190 Rupicolous pannonic grasslands (Stipo-Festucetalia pallentis) 15.4363
91Q0 Western Carpathian calcicolous Pinus sylvestris forests 200

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) Not under Birds directive
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Under Habitats directive
  • Date proposed as Site of Community Importance (SCI)
April 2004
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
Not available
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) May 2004
Date of Standard data form update October 2017

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