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NATURA 2000 - STANDARD DATA FORM

For Special Protection Areas (SPA),
Proposed Sites for Community Importance (pSCI),
Sites of Community Importance (SCI) and
for Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. SITE IDENTIFICATION

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1.1 Type

A

1.2 Site code

SKCHVU053

1.3 Site name

Slovensky raj

1.4 First Compilation date

2011-10

1.5 Update date

2017-10

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic
Address:               
Email:sekretariat@sopsr.sk

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site classified as SPA:2011-10
National legal reference of SPA designationhttp://www.sopsr.sk/natura/dokumenty/platnevyhlasky/SKCHVU053.pdf

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:20.345323
Latitude:48.920171

2.2 Area [ha]

25243.0000

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
SK03Stredné Slovensko
SK03Stredné Slovensko
SK04Východné Slovensko
SK04Východné Slovensko

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Alpine (100.00 %)

3. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

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3.2 Species referred to in Article 4 of Directive 2009/147/EC and listed in Annex II of Directive 92/43/EEC and site evaluation for them

Species Population in the site Site assessment
G Code Scientific Name S NP T Size Unit Cat. D.qual. A|B|C|D A|B|C
      MinMax  Pop.Con.Iso.Glo.
BA091Aquila chrysaetos       
BA089Aquila pomarina       
BA104Bonasa bonasia    250  250     
BA215Bubo bubo       
BA030Ciconia nigra       
BA236Dryocopus martius    55  55     
BA103Falco peregrinus       
BA217Glaucidium passerinum    30  30     
BA072Pernis apivorus       
BA241Picoides tridactylus    60  60     
BA234Picus canus    30  30     
BA220Strix uralensis       
BA107Tetrao tetrix       
BA108Tetrao urogallus       
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, I = Invertebrates, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Type: p = permanent, r = reproducing, c = concentration, w = wintering (for plant and non-migratory species use permanent)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the Standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting (see reference portal)
  • Abundance categories (Cat.): C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present - to fill if data are deficient (DD) or in addition to population size information
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation); VP = 'Very poor' (use this category only, if not even a rough estimation of the population size can be made, in this case the fields for population size can remain empty, but the field "Abundance categories" has to be filled in)

3.3 Other important species of flora and fauna (optional)

Species

Population in the site

Motivation

Group CODE Scientific Name S NP Size Unit Cat. Species Annex Other categories
     MinMax C|R|V|PIVVABCD
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, Fu = Fungi, I = Invertebrates, L = Lichens, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • CODE: for Birds, Annex IV and V species the code as provided in the reference portal should be used in addition to the scientific name
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting, (see reference portal)
  • Cat.: Abundance categories: C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present
  • Motivation categories: IV, V: Annex Species (Habitats Directive), A: National Red List data; B: Endemics; C: International Conventions; D: other reasons

4. SITE DESCRIPTION

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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover
N071.00
N1010.00
N141.00
N1985.00
N201.00
N211.00
N231.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

Carbonate rocks of the site gave an origin to distinctively karst landscape featuring all typical forms of so-called plateau karst such as sinkholes (more than 200), clints and grikes, widened V-shaped valleys, submersions, caves and abysses (more than 350). Karstic plateaux are mutually separated by epigenetic canyons of the Hornád and Hnilec Rivers, system of gorges and ravines noted for the plethora of various waterfalls (with the highest waterfall being more than 70 metres high), stream cascades and various rocky formations (crags, rocky towers and windows). Unique to the site is 22-km long system of Stratená Cave and Dobšiná Ice Cave that comprises 110. 000 m3 of ice not less than 26.5m thick (both caves have been inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List).

4.2 Quality and importance

The site is representative of a mountain range within the Western Carpathians truly unparalleled. It supports a great variety of extensive habitats of forest, rocky, meadow and wetland type in the situations of karst landscape. Local landscape features several remarkable topographic phenomena such as waterfall gorges and canyon structures. Vast stretches of natural and semi-natural forests, especially valuable of which are relic pinewoods, support exceptional biological diversity. The site also harbours well-preserved montane alderwoods and remnants of limestone beechwoods and beech-fir woods with typical attributes of natural forests. Meadow communities also display great richness and variety of species. Highest number of vascular plants per one square metre ever observed in Central Europe has been recorded (74 different species) nowhere else but in these communities. Owing to its karstic topography, the site is ample in various cave systems (more than 200) valuable as wintering grounds for several species of resident bats. The site has been designated a national park with its most valuable sections separately protected in the categories of national nature reserve, nature reserve and nature monument.

4.3 Threats, pressures and activities with impacts on the site

The most important impacts and activities with high effect on the site

Negative Impacts
RankThreats and pressures [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
MA02.01i
MB02i
LEi
LGi
MG01i
LJ02.03i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]

Rank: H = high, M = medium, L = low
Pollution: N = Nitrogen input, P = Phosphor/Phosphate input, A = Acid input/acidification,
T = toxic inorganic chemicals, O = toxic organic chemicals, X = Mixed pollutions
i = inside, o = outside, b = both

4.5 Documentation

1. rezervačné knihy vyhlásených MCHÚ 2.Huňa, Ľ, Kozák, M., Vološčuk, I (eds), 1985: Chránená krajinná oblasť Slovenský raj - monografia. Príroda, Bratislava 3. Pitoniak P., et al., 1978: Flóra a vegetácia Chránenej krajinnej oblasti Slovenský raj. Biol. Práce Slov. Akad. Vied 24/6, 140 s. 4. Leskovjanská, A., Dražil, T., 1995: Zoznam vzácnych a ohrozených druhov vyšších rastlín Národného parku Slovenský raj- Bull. Slov. Bot. Spoločn., Bratislava, 17:160-165 5. Ročenka 2000-2002. ŠOP SR, Správa Národného parku Slovenský raj 6. Hájková P., Hájek B., : Potrava vydry riečnej (Lutra lutra) v hornej časti povodia Hornádu.(Diet of otters (Lutra lutra) in the upper Hornád River catchment.).In: Výskum a ochrana cicavcov na Slovensku V, 2002 : 69 - 81 7. Hájková P., Jurajda P., Hájek B., Ondráčková M., Valová Z., Prášek V., Reichard M. : Ichtyologický prieskum hornej časti povodia Hornádu. Záverečná správa za r.2001/2002. Ústav biolgie obratlovců AV ČR, 2002, 16str. 8. Hájková A., Hájek B.,Janečková K., Ceľuch M., Kaňuch P. : Zimovanie netopierov v Medvedej a Stratenskej jaskyni. Vespertilio, medzinárodný chiropterologický časopis 6/2002 : 249-251 9. Hájková A., Hájek B.,Janečková K., Ceľuch M., Kaňuch. : Menšie zimoviská netopierov Slovenského raja. Vespertilio, medzinárodný chiropterologický časopis 6/2002 : 253 - 255 10. Bobáková L. : Zimovanie netopierov v jaskynnom systéme Dobšinská ľadová jaskyňa - jaskyňa Duča. Vespertilio, medzinárodný chiropterologický časopis 6/2002 : 245 - 248

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
SK001.94
SK0114.82
SK020.61
SK030.00
SK040.27
SK061.69
SK0879.28
SK0918.77

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
SK02Ostrá skala+0.01
SK08NP Slovenský raj*0.00
SK08NP Slovenský raj*0.06
SK08NP Slovenský raj*0.35
SK08NP Slovenský raj*0.61
SK08NP Slovenský raj*0.13
SK08NP Slovenský raj*0.01
SK08NP Slovenský raj*0.27
SK08NP Slovenský raj*0.96
SK03Stratenská jaskyňa+0.00
SK08NP Slovenský raj*0.27
SK01Holý kameň+0.81
SK01Stratená*2.78
SK01Hnilecká jelšina*0.27
SK00No Protection Status*1.94
SK08NP Slovenský raj*2.78
SK08NP Slovenský raj*0.03
SK08NP Slovenský raj*0.29
SK01Hnilecká jelšina*0.00
SK08NP Slovenský raj*0.03
SK08NP Slovenský raj*2.75
SK01Tri kopce+0.96
SK06Dobšinská ľadová jaskyňa+1.04
SK08NP Slovenský raj*0.97
SK02Čingovské hradisko+0.17
SK09OP NP Slovenský raj*0.00
SK08NP Slovenský raj*4.91
SK01Piecky*0.97
SK04Hranovnícke pleso+0.27
SK02Barbolica+0.05
SK01Prielom Hornádu+4.91
SK09OP NP Slovenský raj*0.00
SK01Kyseľ+0.13
SK01Holý kameň+0.00
SK01Prielom Hornádu+0.00
SK01Vernárska tiesňava+0.35
SK09OP NP Slovenský raj*0.08
SK06Medvedia jaskyňa+0.66
SK02Mokrá+0.24
SK06Dobšinská ľadová jaskyňa+0.00
SK02Kocúrová+0.06
SK08NP Slovenský raj*0.66
SK09OP NP Slovenský raj*18.70
SK08NP Slovenský raj*0.01
SK02Malé Zajfy*0.03
SK08NP Slovenský raj*0.17
SK08NP Slovenský raj*0.05
SK08NP Nízke Tatry*0.01
SK01Zejmarská roklina+0.29
SK01Suchá Belá+0.61
SK01Sokol+2.75
SK08NP Slovenský raj*61.89
SK08NP Slovenský raj*1.04
SK08NP Slovenský raj*0.24
SK02Vyšná Roveň+0.03
SK02Ostrá Skala+0.01
SK09OP NP Slovenský raj*0.00
SK08NP Slovenský raj*0.81
SK02Čingovské hradisko+0.00
SK09OP NP Slovenský raj*0.00

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other Ostrá skala+0.01
NP Slovenský raj*0.00
NP Slovenský raj*0.06
NP Slovenský raj*0.35
NP Slovenský raj*0.61
NP Slovenský raj*0.13
NP Slovenský raj*0.01
NP Slovenský raj*0.27
NP Slovenský raj*0.96
Stratenská jaskyňa+0.00
NP Slovenský raj*0.27
Holý kameň+0.81
Stratená*2.78
Hnilecká jelšina*0.27
No Protection Status*1.94
NP Slovenský raj*2.78
NP Slovenský raj*0.03
NP Slovenský raj*0.29
Hnilecká jelšina*0.00
NP Slovenský raj*0.03
NP Slovenský raj*2.75
Tri kopce+0.96
Dobšinská ľadová jaskyňa+1.04
NP Slovenský raj*0.97
Čingovské hradisko+0.17
OP NP Slovenský raj*0.00
NP Slovenský raj*4.91
Piecky*0.97
Hranovnícke pleso+0.27
Barbolica+0.05
Prielom Hornádu+4.91
OP NP Slovenský raj*0.00
Kyseľ+0.13
Holý kameň+0.00
Prielom Hornádu+0.00
Vernárska tiesňava+0.35
OP NP Slovenský raj*0.08
Medvedia jaskyňa+0.66
Mokrá+0.24
Dobšinská ľadová jaskyňa+0.00
Kocúrová+0.06
NP Slovenský raj*0.66
OP NP Slovenský raj*18.70
NP Slovenský raj*0.01
Malé Zajfy*0.03
NP Slovenský raj*0.17
NP Slovenský raj*0.05
NP Nízke Tatry*0.01
Zejmarská roklina+0.29
Suchá Belá+0.61
Sokol+2.75
NP Slovenský raj*61.89
NP Slovenský raj*1.04
NP Slovenský raj*0.24
Vyšná Roveň+0.03
Ostrá Skala+0.01
OP NP Slovenský raj*0.00
NP Slovenský raj*0.81
Čingovské hradisko+0.00
OP NP Slovenský raj*0.00

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Administration of NP Slovenský raj, tel:+421 53 442 20 10, +421 53 441 02 76, fax:+421 53 442 20 26, Slovak Republic
Address:
Email:npslovraj@sopsr.sk

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

Yes
No, but in preparation
X
No

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
No

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