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:Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development - MESD

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site proposed as SCI:2013-07
Date site confirmed as SCI:2014-12
Date site designated as SAC: No information provided
National legal reference of SAC designation: No information provided


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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:


2.2 Area [ha]


2.3 Marine area [%]


2.4 Sitelength [km] (optional):

No information provided

2.5 Administrative region code and name

No information provided

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Continental (0.00 %)


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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
3150  info      0.00 
6510  info      0.00 
9160  info      0.00 
91E0  info  X     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.
I4056Anisus vorticulus          DD 
F1130Aspius aspius          DD       
M1308Barbastella barbastellus            DD 
A1188Bombina bombina          DD 
M1337Castor fiber          DD 
F5297Cobitis elongatoides          DD 
I4045Coenagrion ornatum    10000  20000  adults 
I1086Cucujus cinnaberinus          DD 
R1220Emys orbicularis          DD 
F2555Gymnocephalus baloni          DD       
F1157Gymnocephalus schraetzer          DD       
M1355Lutra lutra    10  10   
F1145Misgurnus fossilis          DD 
M1323Myotis bechsteinii            DD 
I1037Ophiogomphus cecilia          DD 
F2522Pelecus cultratus          DD       
F5339Rhodeus amarus          DD       
F6143Romanogobio kesslerii          DD 
F6145Romanogobio uranoscopus          DD 
F5329Romanogobio vladykovi          DD 
F5197Sabanejewia balcanica          DD       
F2011Umbra krameri          DD 
F1160Zingel streber          DD 
F1159Zingel zingel          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)


Population in the site


Group CODE Scientific Name S NP Size Unit Cat. Species Annex Other categories
     MinMax C|R|V|PIVVABCD
2487Acipenser ruthenus                     
Aeshna grandis                     
1048Aeshna viridis                     
Carex nigra                     
Carex riparia                     
Carex vesicaria                     
Epitheca bimaculata                     
Lota lota                     
1329Plecotus austriacus                   
Sympetrum depressiusculum                     
Sympetrum pedemontanum                     
  • 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

The area includes the lower course of the Mura river from its entrance to Međimurje County near the Čestijanec to the mouth with the Drava river (without the mouth). It stretches along the northern border of Međimurje County toward Slovenia and Hungary. River Mura is the northernmost Croatian river. It springs in Austria at 1898 m above sea level and flows through Austria, Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia. In Croatia it has a length of about 70 km and is a largest left tributary of the Drava river. Mura has fluvio-glacial regime and its water level depends on the melting of glaciers in Austria and on the amount of rainfall throughout the basin countries through which it passes. The river system includes many valuable riparian forests, gravel shoals, meanders, backwaters, oxbow lakes and gravel pits. Mura river flooded area is surrounded by mosaic of grassland and agricultural land. Mura river is a part of the Significant landscape of the Mura river, Regional Park Mura-Drava and of transboundary UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Mura-Drava-Danube. Lithostratigraphic units represented in this area are holocene alluvial deposits (gravels, sands, silts and clays). The flow is characterized by numerous gravel shoals and backwaters. It is a flooded area with presence of fluvial process. Dominant soils are fluvisol, luvisol on loess, humofluvisol, marsh gley partially hydromeliorated.

4.2 Quality and importance

- only site for species Anisus vorticulus in Continental region, one of three sites in Croatia for this species - although the habitat is under anthropogenic influence, the population of Coenagrion ornatum on the site is quite large, and is estimated as more than 10000 individuals. The site is of great importance for the conservation of Coenagrion ornatum in the Continental Biogeographical Region - because of the excellent conservation, the site is of great importance for the conservation of Ophiogomphus cecilia in Croatia - important site for Bombina bombina - important site for Emys orbicularis - important site for Lutra lutra and Castor fiber - important site for fish species: Cobitis elongatoides, Romanogobio vladykovi, Romanogobio kessleri, Romanogobio uranoscopus, Misgurnus fossilis, Umbra krameri and Zingel streber - site with occurence of habitat type 6510 - important site for 9160, As Carpino betuli-Quercetum roboris "typicum" - important site for 91E0, As Salici-Populetum nigrae - important feeding and roosting site for Barbastella barbastellus, Myotis bechsteinii and Plecotus austriacus

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

4.4 Ownership (optional)

No information provided

4.5 Documentation (optional)

Baza podataka Hrvatske šume d.o.o. Baričević, D., Medak, J., Šelendić, D. (2016): Analiza i obrada podataka te revizija Natura 2000 baze (Standardni obrasci - Standard Data Forms) za ciljne šumske tipove područja ekološke mreže Natura 2000. Zagreb Bogdanović, T. (2012): Smjernice upravljanja staništima kritično ugroženih vrsta vretenaca (Odonata) na području Regionalnog parka Mura - Drava, Technical report, Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera, Odjel za biologiju Franković, M. (2009): Znanstvena analiza vrste vretenaca (Odonata) s Dodatka II Direktive o zaštiti divlje flore i faune, Technical report, Arkaarka, Obrt za poslovne usluge i savjetovanje, Zagreb Grbac, I.(2009): Znanstvena analiza vrsta vodozemaca i gmazova (Eurotestudo hermanii, Emys orbicularis, Bombina bombina i Bombina variegata) s dodatka II Direktive o zaštiti prirodnih staništa i divlje flore i faune. Hrvatski prirodoslovni muzej, Zagreb Grubešić, M., Tomljanović, K., i Kovač, I. (2008): Znanstvena analiza dabra (Castor fiber L.) na području Hrvatske. Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Šumarski fakultet Jelić, M. (2009): Istraživanje rasprostranjenosti vidre (Lutra lutra L.) na području kontinentalne Hrvatske. Ekološka udruga "Emys", Donji Miholjac Keresztessy, K., Beliczky, G. i Kiss G. (2009): Data to the Fish Fauna of the Mura River at Letenye. Pisces Hungarici 3. Magyar Haltani Társaság, Debrecen – Tiszafüred. Kipson, M. (2012): „Fauna šišmiša (Chiroptera) na odabranim područjima Regionalnog parka Mura - Drava". Kuljerić, M., i Jelić, D. (2010): Analitička studija herpetofaune s Dodatka II Direktive o zaštiti divlje faune i flore, završni izvještaj. Hrvatsko herpetološko društvo - Hyla, Zagreb Lajtner, J. (2011): Istraživanja slatkovodne vrste puža Anisus vorticulus u rijekama Muri i Dravi . Završno izvješće. Prirodoslovno matematički fakultet, Sveučilište u Zagrebu. Zagreb. Mihoković, N. (2011): Ekološke i biogeografske karakteristike vretenaca (Insecta: Odonata) područja uz rijeku Muru, s osvrtom na ugroženost i mjere zaštite, Technical report, Hrvatsko odonatološko društvo - Platycnemis Mrakovčić, M., Mustafić, P., Ćaleta, M., Zanella, D., Buj, I. i Marčić, Z. (2008): Ihtiološka raznolikost rijeke Mure. Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Biološki odsjek, Zoologijski zavod. Mrakovčić, M., Ćaleta, M., Mustafić, P., Marčić, Z., Zanella, D. i Buj, I. (2010): Izvješće za potrebu izrade prijedloga potencijalnih Natura 2000 područja - slatkovodne ribe. Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Biološki odsjek, Zoologijski zavod. Mrakovčić, M., Brigić, A., Buj, I., Ćaleta, M., Mustafić, P., Zanella, D. Mrakovčić, M. i Brigić, A. (2006): Crvena knjiga slatkovodnih riba Hrvatske. Ministarstvo kulture Republike Hrvatske, Državni zavod za zaštitu prirode, Zagreb. Temunović M., Dražina T., Koren T., Šerić Jelaska L., Lauš B., Šag M., Turić N. (2016): Istraživanje saproksilnih Natura 2000 kornjaša u kontinentalnoj biogeografskoj regiji (Cucujus cinnaberinus i Rhysodes sulcatus) za koje je određen status „Scientific reserve" na Biogeografskom seminaru. Završno izvješće. Udruga BIOM. Zagreb, str. 43.


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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

No information provided

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

No, but in preparation

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)

No information provided



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