Database release:

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



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1.1 Type


1.2 Site code


1.3 Site name


1.4 First Compilation date


1.5 Update date


1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic
Date site proposed as SCI:2004-04
Date site confirmed as SCI: No data
Date site designated as SAC:2004-05
National legal reference of SAC designation: No data


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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:


2.2 Area [ha]


2.3 Marine area [%]


2.4 Sitelength [km]:


2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
SK03Stredné Slovensko
SK03Stredné Slovensko

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Alpine (100.00 %)


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3.1 Habitat types present on the site and assessment for them

Annex I Habitat types Site assessment
Code PF NP Cover [ha] Cave [number] Data quality A|B|C|D A|B|C
      RepresentativityRelative SurfaceConservationGlobal
6240  info      5.0413  0.00 
8220  info      2.35  0.00 
8230  info      1.68  0.00 
9130  info      0.01  0.00 
9180  info      11.76  0.00 
91G0  info      84.02  0.00 
91H0  info      55.45  0.00 
  • PF: for the habitat types that can have a non-priority as well as a priority form (6210, 7130, 9430) enter "X" in the column PF to indicate the priority form.
  • NP: in case that a habitat type no longer exists in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Cover: decimal values can be entered
  • Caves: for habitat types 8310, 8330 (caves) enter the number of caves if estimated surface is not available.
  • 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)

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.
BA085Accipiter gentilis             
BA086Accipiter nisus             
BA089Aquila pomarina               
M1308Barbastella barbastellus                 
BA104Bonasa bonasia             
BA215Bubo bubo               
I1088Cerambyx cerdo    100  1000   
BA207Columba oenas               
BA350Corvus corax             
I1086Cucujus cinnaberinus    1000  10000   
BA212Cuculus canorus             
BA239Dendrocopos leucotos             
BA238Dendrocopos medius             
BA236Dryocopus martius             
I1079Limoniscus violaceus    50  500   
I1083Lucanus cervus    500  5000   
M1361Lynx lynx             
M1323Myotis bechsteinii           
M1321Myotis emarginatus                 
M1324Myotis myotis             
I1084Osmoderma eremita    50  500           
BA235Picus viridis             
I4026Rhysodes sulcatus    50  500           
BA219Strix aluco             
  • 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)


Population in the site


Group CODE Scientific Name S NP Size Unit Cat. Species Annex Other categories
     MinMax C|R|V|PIVVABCD
Aconitum anthora                   
Agropyron pectinatum                   
Androsace elongata                   
Anguis fragilis    30                 
Arenaria leptoclados                   
Artemisia pontica                   
Bufo bufo    20                 
Campanula bononiensis                   
Carduus collinus                   
Cleistogenes serotina                   
Convallaria majalis                   
Elaphe longissima    10                 
Erinaceus concolor    20                 
Felis silvestris                 
Glis (Myoxus) glis    10                 
Inula oculus-christi                   
Iris graminea                   
Lacerta agilis    20                 
Lacerta viridis    30                 
Lactuca perennis                   
Lathyrus nissolia                   
Lilium martagon                   
Martes martes                 
Medicago prostrata                   
Meles meles                 
Muscardinus avellanarius    20                 
Mustela nivalis    10                 
Orchis pallens                   
Parnassius apollo    10                 
Parnassius mnemosyne    20                 
Pilosella cymosa                   
Potentilla rupestris                   
Salamandra salamandra    20                 
Sciurus vulgaris    10                 
Silene borysthenica                   
Sorex araneus    50                 
Spiraea media                   
Stipa joannis                   
Stipa pulcherrima                   
Waldsteinia geoides                   
  • 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


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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover

Total Habitat Cover


Other Site Characteristics

Majority of the site is occupied by broad-leaved deciduous woodlands sporadically broken into smaller sections by the patches of the open steppe type forest, which harbours a whole range of thermophilous elements of the Mediterranean and Pannonian flora and fauna. Geological basement is predominately built by rocks of volcanic origin (andesite conglomerates, tuffs). These rocks sporadically penetrate the surface and because of physical weathering processes they disintegrate into various rock faces, cliffs and rock pedestals (e.g. Čertova skala / Devil Rock - the only fully formed rock pedestal, several others are in the process of forming).

4.2 Quality and importance

Boky is the representative site of the semi-natural forest ecosystems with habitats providing favourable living conditions for a whole range of different species of national importance including large carnivores such as European lynx Lynx lynx and brown bear Ursus arctos. The site is featured within the national network of protected areas.

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]
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

Benko, J., 1973: ŠPR Boky ostane nedotknutá, Pamiatky a príroda, 1/1973, str. 36-37, Bratislava Burkovský, J., 1984: Čertova skala, Smer, 12.10.1984, B. Bystrica Kolektív, 1979: ŠPR Boky, Sprievodca po náučnom chodníku, Zvolen. Lacko, K., 1976: Coleoptera ŠPR Boky a ich sezónna dynamika, dipl. práca, VŠLD, Zvolen Macko, Š., 1978: Štátna prírodná rezervácia Boky, Pamiatky a príroda, 2/78, str. 32-33, Bratislava Magic, D., 1968: Chránené územie "Boky" pri Budči, Čs. OP, 6/1968, str. 303-309 Šandorfi, K., 1975: Vývoj, štruktúra a produkčné pomery prírodného lesa v ŠPR Boky na ŠLP Zvolen, dipl. práca, LF VŠLD, Zvolen Šťastný, L., 1985: Drobné cicavce v ŠPR Boky na ŠLP VŠLD vo Zvolene, dipl. práca, VŠLD, Zvolen Šťastný, L., 1978: Príspevok k poznaniu drobných zemných cicavcov ŠPR Boky na ŠLP VŠLD Zvolen, Študent. vedecká práca, LF VŠLD, Zvolen Thomka, V., 1978: Arachnofauna lesnej biocenózy na príklade ŠPR Boky na ŠLP VŠLD, dipl. práca, LF VŠLD, Zvolen Vysloužil, J., 1985: Čertova skala, Věda a život, Brno Kolektív, 1993: Inventarizačný výskum NPR Boky, manuscript, archív ŠOP SR, Správa CHKO Poľana, Zvolen Kolektív, 1994: Projekt CHÚ Boky, manuscript (rezervačná kniha), archív ŠOP SR, Správa CHKO Poľana, Zvolen Cvachová, A., 2001: Prírodné zaujímavosti v okolí Slovenskej Ľupče - Prírodná rezervácia Šupín, Ľupčianske zvesti, č. 6/2001, Slovenská Ľupča


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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other Boky=100.00


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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Administration of PLA Poľana, tel: 45 533 48 34, fax:+421 45 533 36 57, Slovak Republic

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

No, but in preparation



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