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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

B

1.2 Site code

BG0001493

1.3 Site name

Tsentralen Balkan - bufer

1.4 First Compilation date

2006-09

1.5 Update date

2018-12

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Ministry of Environment and Water, “National Nature Protection Service” Directorate
Address:  Sofia  22    Sofia    1000  Kn. Maria Luiza Blvd. 
Email:natura2000@moew.government.bg

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site proposed as SCI:2007-12
Date site confirmed as SCI:2008-12
Date site designated as SAC: No data
National legal reference of SAC designation: No data
Explanation(s):Adopted by Council of Ministers Decision No. 802/04.12.2007 (promulgated SG 107/2007). Extended by Council of Ministers Decision No. 811/16.11.2010 (promulgated SG 96/2010).

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:24.740556
Latitude:42.800833

2.2 Area [ha]

138363.8244

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
BG31Severozapaden
BG32Severen tsentralen
BG34Yugoiztochen
BG41Yugozapaden
BG42Yuzhen tsentralen

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Alpine (76.60 %) Continental (23.40 %)

3. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

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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
4060  info      234.89  0.00 
6110  info      39.9871  0.00   
6210  info      3159.09  0.00 
62D0  info      1330.99  0.00 
6430  info      386.64  0.00 
6510  info      1012.51  0.00 
6520  info      4375.72  0.00 
8210  info      525.97  0.00 
8220  info      204.166  0.00   
8310  info      119.00 
9110  info      851.21  0.00 
9130  info      20492.9  0.00 
9150  info      11271  0.00 
9170  info      3804.7  0.00 
9180  info      2774.77  0.00 
91AA  info      52.26  0.00 
91BA  info      179.36  0.00 
91CA  info      56.94  0.00 
91E0  info      16.58  0.00 
91G0  info      228.98  0.00 
91M0  info      1947.62  0.00 
91W0  info      7679.15  0.00 
91Z0  info      29.24  0.00 
9530  info      51.33  0.00 
95A0  info      0.55  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.
I1093Austropotamobius torrentium    645294  645294 
M1308Barbastella barbastellus    723  1358 
F1138Barbus meridionalis    1448344  1448344 
A1193Bombina variegata    localities 
M1352Canis lupus    25  30   
I1088Cerambyx cerdo    27014  39859 
I4045Coenagrion ornatum    localities 
F1163Cottus gobio    211498  211498 
I1086Cucujus cinnaberinus    localities 
P1381Dicranum viride    150  150  trees number of 
P4067Echium russicum          DD 
R1220Emys orbicularis    localities 
I1065Euphydryas aurinia          DD 
I6199Euplagia quadripunctaria    134434  282779 
P6216Hamatocaulis vernicosus    331  331  area 
P2327Himantoglossum caprinum          DD 
I1083Lucanus cervus    175552  345343 
M1355Lutra lutra    15  20 
I1060Lycaena dispar          DD 
P1379Mannia triandra          DD 
M1310Miniopterus schreibersii    3000  5000 
I1089Morimus funereus    740526  860148 
M1323Myotis bechsteinii    556  1111 
M1307Myotis blythii    51  100 
M1316Myotis capaccinii    51  100 
M1321Myotis emarginatus    11  50 
M1324Myotis myotis    51  100 
I1084Osmoderma eremita    180640  353782 
I4042Polyommatus eroides          DD 
M1306Rhinolophus blasii    101  250 
M1305Rhinolophus euryale          DD 
M1304Rhinolophus ferrumequinum    500  700 
M1303Rhinolophus hipposideros    251  500 
M1302Rhinolophus mehelyi    10 
F6143Romanogobio kesslerii          DD       
F6145Romanogobio uranoscopus          DD       
I1087Rosalia alpina    467980  852267 
M1371Rupicapra rupicapra balcanica    25  40   
F1146Sabanejewia aurata    266192  266192 
M1335Spermophilus citellus    17  17  colonies 
R1219Testudo graeca        localities  DD 
R1217Testudo hermanni        localities  DD 
A1171Triturus karelinii        localities  DD 
I1032Unio crassus       
M1354Ursus arctos    47  47   
M2635Vormela peregusna          DD       
  • 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
Acer heldreichii                   
Alchemilla bulgarica                   
Angelica pancicii                   
Anthemis orbelica                   
Anthemis sancti-johannis                   
Apatura iris                   
Aquilegia vulgaris                   
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi                   
Beroniella tetevensis                   
Betonica bulgarica                   
Boloria eunomia                   
Bupleurum longifolium                   
Calosoma sycophanta                   
Carabus intricatus                   
Carum rigidulum ssp. bulgaricum                   
Chamaecytisus frivaldszkyanus                   
Cirsium oleraceum                   
Coenonympha rhodopensis                   
Cortusa matthioli                   
Cystopteris regia                   
Daphne cneorum                   
Drosera rotundifolia                   
Duvalius balcanicus                   
Duvalius regisborisi                   
Elatine alsinastrum                   
Erebia alberganus                   
Erebia medusa                   
Erebia melas                   
Erebia oeme                   
Erebia orientalis                   
Erebia pronoe                   
Erebia rhodopensis                   
Felis silvestris                   
Festuca rupicola                   
Fritillaria pontica                   
Galanthus nivalis                   
Genestiellina gueorguievi                   
Glaucopsyche alexis                   
Haberlea rhodopensis                   
Jovibarba heuffelii                   
Juncus acutiflorus                   
Lihobius rushovensis                   
Limenitis populi                   
Maculinea arion                   
Martes martes                   
Melitaea trivia                   
Micromeria frivaldzkyana                   
Minuartia saxifraga                   
Neobisium bulgaricum                   
Neptis rivularis                   
Nevrorthus apatelios                   
Parnassius apollo                   
Parnassius mnemosyne                   
Pinguicula balcanica                   
Primula frondosa                   
Pterostichus merkli                   
Pterostichus rhilensis                   
Pterostichus vecors                   
Pyrgus cacaliae                   
Rubus vepallidus                   
Saga pedo                   
Salmo macedonicus                   
Salmo trutta fario                   
Saxifraga marginata                   
Scolitantides orion                   
Sedum stefco                   
Sison amomum                   
Spiranthes spiralis                   
Symphyandra wanneri                   
Taxus baccata                   
Tragopogon balcanicus                   
Trechus priapus divergens                   
Trichoniscus bulgaricus                   
Typhloiulus georgievi                   
Valeriana montana                   
Verbascum humile                   
Vicia barbazitae                   
Vicia dumetorum                   
Viola balcanica                   
Zerynthia polyxena                   
  • 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
N061.00
N087.00
N097.00
N128.00
N151.00
N1650.00
N171.00
N1923.00
N221.00
N231.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

The SCI is a natural buffer to the Tsentralen Balkan National Park and ensures the conservation of the whole mountain. It surrounds the National Park from all sides. These are territories almost untouched by human activities, including important beech and Tilio-Acerion forests and Alnus glutinosa galleries. Important biocorridors are the valleys of rivers Vit, Osam, Rositza, Yantra to the north and Stryama and Tundja to the south. The SCI is an important habitat for the bears of the very isolated Balkan Range population.

4.2 Quality and importance

The site holds key habitats for the Bear; most of the population inside Central Balkan National Park every year passes some time here. The site is one of the three and the most important for the protection of Cottus gobio. The site protects important habitats for Spermophilus citellus.

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]
LA02i
HA04.03i
LA07i
LA08i
HBi
HB01.02i
HB02.01i
MB02.02i
MB02.03i
MB02.04i
MB03i
MC01.04i
MD01.02i
LD02.01i
MD05i
ME01i
ME02i
ME03.01i
ME03.03i
HF03.01i
LF03.02i
MF03.02.01i
HF03.02.03i
LF04i
MG01.03i
HG02.02i
LH07i
MJ01i
HJ02i
MJ02.03i
HJ02.05i
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

Initial proposal and description of the site made by Balkani Wildlife Society, office@balkani.org; Green Balkans, office@greenbalkans.org; Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation, bbf@biodiversity.bg; Wilderness Fund. Data revised by a team of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (http://www.bas.bg). Data revised by a team of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, R. Tzonev - Sofia University "St.Kliment Ohridski". New data provided by project "Mapping and assessment of the conservation status of the natural habitats and species - Phase 1" (see link).
http://natura2000.moew.government.bg/Home/ProtectedSite?code=BG0001493&siteType=HabitatDirective

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
BG0098.62
BG010.98
BG030.33
BG040.05
BG060.02

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
BG03Mechata dupka+0.00
BG03Toplya - peshtera+0.01
BG03Mileva stena+0.00
BG03Mechkite+0.01
BG01Leshnitza+0.27
BG03Suchurum+0.01
BG01Elenova gora+0.04
BG03Evkaya - Kamennata kushta+0.01
BG04Chamdzha+0.05
BG03Skalen venetz v mestnost mahnatite skali+0.18
BG06Zhdreloto+0.01
BG01Kamenshtiza+0.67
BG03Toplata dupka+0.00
BG03Orlov kamak - chervenata stena+0.03
BG06Batoshevski manastir+0.01
BG03Cherti grad+0.08

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Water: Veliko Tarnovo, Pleven, Plovdiv, Sofia, Stara Zagora
Address:
Email:

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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