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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

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
HR03Jadranska Hrvatska

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Alpine (0.00 %) Mediterranean (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
4060  info      0.00 
4070  info  X     0.00 
6170  info      0.00 
6210  info  X     0.00 
62A0  info      0.00 
8120  info      0.00 
8210  info      0.00 
8310  info      3.00 
  • 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.
P4089Arabis scopoliana          DD 
M1352Canis lupus    10   
P4072Cerastium dinaricum          DD 
M6338Dinaromys bogdanovi          DD 
I1089Morimus funereus          DD 
M1307Myotis blythii            DD 
M1324Myotis myotis            DD 
I5378Osmoderma barnabita          DD 
I6350Protoerebia afra dalmata          DD 
M1305Rhinolophus euryale            DD 
I1087Rosalia alpina          DD 
M1371Rupicapra rupicapra balcanica    30  60   
M1354Ursus arctos    40  40   
R6337Vipera ursinii macrops    290000  580000   
  • 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
Agrodiaetus damon                     
Baldellia ranunculoides                     
1057Parnassius apollo                     
Phengaris alcon rebeli                     
Sympetrum flaveolum                     
  • 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

Dinara is the highest mountain in Croatia situated on the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina. There is a high occurrence of rocky habitats and cliffs in the area with the most extensive mountain pastures in the country. Forest habitats are represented by young submediterranean woods and hop-hornbeam scrub on the hills. In many places in karst areas succession and development of bushes is evident, suggesting lack of grazing and mowing. On the mountain itself there are no inhabited areas, and human presence consists mostly of small shepards stone shelters, sheepfolds, fenced fields and stone crowns of draw-wells that testify of the life and activities in the past. Also, the stonewalls present at the site represent traditional cultural heritage. The whole area was affected by the war and there are places where mines can be found. Lithostratigraphic units represented in this area are limestone and dolomite (lower cretaceous - K1), rudist limestones (cenomanian-maastricht - K21-6), fatlayered limestone and dolomite (middle jurassic - J2). Soils: limestone and dolomite black soil, brown soil on limestone, rocky ground, shallow and medium deep terra rossa. Formed during the Alpine orogenesis; in the geotectonic terms the mountain is a part of the Outer Dinaric; Dinaric direction of spreading of all relief forms (NW-SE); many speleological objects and other karst forms.

4.2 Quality and importance

- site with the biggest population(s) of Cerastium dinaricum in Croatia - most significant site for Vipera ursinii in Croatia - important site for Arabis scopoliana - significant site for Canis lupus and Ursus arctos - important site for Dinaromys bogdanovi - site is important for saproxylic beetles - Morimus funereus, Rosalia alpina and Osmoderma barnabita, it represents important site for conservation of the overall area of distribution, also it represents one of recent findings for rare species in Croatia Osmoderma barnabita - site with great abundance of butterfly species Protoerebia afra dalmata which could be considered as a dominant species in suitable habitats of Dinara mountain - only site in Croatia for Rupicapra rupicapra balcanica - important site for 8310 Caves not open to public - up to date 99 taxa are known and 39 of them are troglobitic and stigobiotic animals; 10 taxa are endemic for Mt. Dinara area and 12 taxa for Croatia; 3 type localities where originally found and described taxa were: Haplotropidius cadeki, Pseudotegenaria bosnica, Laemostenus cavicola sinjesis; on Mt. Dinara area was found second locality for taxa Alpioniscus verhoeffi - important feeding and roosting site for Myotis myotis, Myotis blythii and Rhinolophus euryale - important site for habitat type 6170 - important site for Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii), with endemic ass. Cerastium dinarici Ht. 1931 - important site for habitat type 62A0 - site with occurence of habitat type 6210*

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)

Alegro, A. i Bogdanović, S. (2009): Analiza vrsta Aquilegia kitaibelii, Arabis scopoliana, Cerastium dinaricum, Eryngium alpinum i Genista holopetala za potrebe projekta NATURA 2000. Izvještaj. Alegro, A., Bogdanović, S., Brana, S., Jasprica, N., Katalinić, A., Kovačić, S., Nikolić, T., Milović, M., Pandža, M., Posavec-Vukelić, V., Randić, M., Ruščić, M., Šegota, V., Šincek, D., Topić, J., Vrbek, M. & Vuković, N. (2010): Botanički važna područja Hrvatske. Školska knjiga, Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Zagreb. Aptreeva, V. i Pušić, A.: Rezultati sitraživanja Sekcije za šišmiše, BIUS Istraživačko edukacijski projekt "Dinara 2012", neobjavljeni podaci Hrvatsko biospeleološko društvo (2011): Istraživanje i zaštita špiljskih tipskih lokaliteta Dinarida - Biospeologica Dinarica. Huber, Đ. (2008): Velike zvijeri u područjima Natura 2000. Zavod za biologiju, Veterinarski fakultet, Sveučilište u Zagrebu. Huber, Đ. (2008): Velike zvijeri u područjima Natura 2000. Zavod za biologiju, Veterinarski fakultet, Sveučilište u Zagrebu (Bear densities by regions, nadopuna Huber 2013.) Jalžić, B., Bedek, J., Bilandžija, H., Cvitanović, H., Dražina, T., Gottstein, S., Kljaković Gašpić, F., Lukić, M., Ozimec, R., Pavlek, M., Slapnik R., Štamol,V. (2010): Atlas špiljskih tipskih lokaliteta faune Republike Hrvatske. Hrvatsko biospeleološko društvo, Državni zavod za zaštitu prirode. Zagreb. Jeremić, J., Kusak, J. i Skroza, N. (2012): Izvješće o stanju populacije vuka u Hrvatskoj u 2012. godini. Državni zavod za zaštitu prirode, Zagreb Koren, T., Burić, I., Štih, A., Zakšek, V. i Verovnik, R. (2010): New data about the distribution and altitudinal span of the dalmatian ringlet, Proterebia afra dalmata (Godart, 1824) (Lepidoptera: Satyrinae) in Croatia. Acta Entomologica Slovenica, 18, 143-150. 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. Lukić, M., Ozimec, R., Jalžić, B., Bedek, J., Pavlek, M., Dražina, T. (2009): Popis i analiza podzemne faune masiva Dinare na temelju postojećih publiciranih podataka i podataka iz zbirki. Hrvatsko biospeleološko društvo. Zagreb. OIKON d.o.o., Institut za primijenjenu ekologiju za Ministarstvo kulture (2004): Karta staništa - Baza podataka (u okviru projekta „Kartiranje staništa RH"). Šprem N., Buzan, E. (2016) The genetic impact of chamois management in the Dinarides. J Wildlife Management 80: 783–793. Tvrtković, N. (2008): Studija znanstvene analize svojte Dinaromys bogdanovi te prikupljanje podataka vezanih za mrežu NATURA 2000 područja, kao i izmjene i dopune prijedloga Republike Hrvatske za Dodatak II i IV Direktive o staništima. Hrvatski prirodoslovni muzej, Zagreb. Tvrtković, N. i Veen, P. (ur.) (2006): The Dinaric Alps. Rare habitats and species, Conservation project in Croatia, Part A. Hrvatski prirodoslovni muzej, Zagreb. Trinajstić, I. (2007), 'Nacionalna klasifikacija staništa RH - Code D: šikare.'.


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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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