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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

HR2001336

1.3 Site name

Područje oko sustava Matešićeva špilja - Popovačka špilja

1.4 First Compilation date

2012-12

1.5 Update date

2015-04

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Ministry of Environment and Energy - IENC
Address:               
Email:info@haop.hr

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 data
National legal reference of SAC designation: No data

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:15.624514
Latitude:45.113409

2.2 Area [ha]

306.8702

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Continental (0.00 %)

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
8310  info      2.00 
  • 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          DD 
M1310Miniopterus schreibersii    80  100   
M1307Myotis blythii          DD       
M1316Myotis capaccinii    100  150   
M1321Myotis emarginatus    50  50   
M1324Myotis myotis            DD       
M1305Rhinolophus euryale    100  150   
M1304Rhinolophus ferrumequinum    50  170   
M1304Rhinolophus ferrumequinum    50  70   
M1304Rhinolophus ferrumequinum    80  600   
M1303Rhinolophus hipposideros    13   
  • 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
N062.05
N084.12
N1546.70
N1647.13

Total Habitat Cover

100.00000000000001

Other Site Characteristics

Northeast of Slunj is Matešić village and a cave of the same name. The entrance is below twenty meters high rock which now only occasionally plunges into the stream. It is a transient cave or cave system Matešić cave - Popovačka cave. About two hundred meters from the entrance to the cave is located stream that continues to flow over the cave and out of the part that is called Popovačka cave, and then flows into the the Korana River. The cave is an important habitat for bats and crayfish, including the entire surrounding area.

4.2 Quality and importance

- Matešića cave and Kuterevčeva cave represent important site for bats - Matešića cave also represents important habitat for other aquatic and terrestrial underground taxa - Niphargus sp., Monolistra sp. - important Miniopterus schreibersii, Myotis blythii, Myotis capaccinii, Myotis emarginatus, Rhinolophus euryale and Rhinolophus ferrumequinum nurseries - important Rhinolophus ferrumequinum migration site - important Rhinolophus ferrumequinum hibernaculum - internationally important underground site for Rhinolophus euryale, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum and Myotis capaccinii - the site is of importance for the conservation of Austropotamobius torrentium in Continental Biogeographical region in Croatia

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]
MB02.04i
LGi
LH05.01
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

EUROBATS Publication Series No. 6: Conservation of Key Underground Sites. www.eurobats.org/publications/eurobats_publication_series Hamidović, D. (2008): Zaštita dugonogog šišmiša, Myotis capaccinii, za zaštitu krškog staništa. Hrvatsko biospeleološko društvo. Zagreb. Klobučar, G. I. V.; Podnar, M.; Jelić, M.; Franjević, D.; Faller, M.; Štambuk, A.; Gottstein, S.; Simić, V. & Maguire, I. (2013): Role of the Dinaric Karst (western Balkans) in shaping the phylogeographic structure of the threatened crayfish Austropotamobius torrentium, Freshwater Biology, 1-7. Maguire, I.; Klobučar, G. & Jelić, M. (2010): Izvješće za potrebe izrade prijedloga potencijalnih Natura 2000 područja; slatkovodni rakovi (Austropotamobius torrentium i Austropotamobius pallipes): Technical report, Prirodoslovno matematički fakultet, Zagreb. Maguire, I.; Jelić, M. & Klobučar, G. (2011): Update on the distribution of freshwater crayfish in Croatia, Knowl. Managt. Aquatic Ecosyst. 401, 31p1-31p10. Pavlinić, I. i Đaković, M. (2010): Znanstvena analiza dvanaest vrsta šišmiša s Dodatka II Direktive o zaštiti prirodnih staništa i divlje faune i flore za potrebe prijedloga potencijalnih NATURA 2000 područja za šišmiše. Hrvatski prirodoslovni muzej. Zagreb. Pavlinić, I. i Đaković, M. (2012): Nastavak monitoringa vrsta s dodatka II Direktive o zaštiti prirodnih staništa i divlje faune i flore (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum i R. blasii) u 2011. godini prema metodologiji razvijenoj u 2009. godini za potrebe izvješćivanja temeljem članka 17. Direktive o zaštiti prirodnih staništa i divlje faune i flore i ocjena stanja očuvanosti (conservation status) vrsta R. ferrumequinum i R. blasii. Završni izvještaj. Centar za zaštitu prirode – Fokus. Zagreb. Ozimec, R. i sur. (2007): Popis biospeleološki važnih speleoloških objekata. Hrvatsko biospeleološko društvo. Zagreb.

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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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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