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

Sranecke piesky

1.4 First Compilation date


1.5 Update date


1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site proposed as SCI:2004-04
Date site confirmed as SCI: No information provided
Date site designated as SAC:2012-12
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
SK01Bratislavský kraj
SK01Bratislavský kraj

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Pannonian (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
2340  info      34.6  0.00 
4030  info      8.16  0.00 
6260  info      14  0.00 
91I0  info      2.74  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.
I1088Cerambyx cerdo    1000  5000 
I1086Cucujus cinnaberinus    100  5000 
I1083Lucanus cervus    500  2000 
I1084Osmoderma eremita    50  200 
  • 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
Abdera affinis                     
Aesalus scarabaeoides                     
Ampedus (Ampedus) cardinalis                     
Ampedus (Ampedus) elongatulus                     
Ampedus (Ampedus) nigerrimus                     
Ampedus (Ampedus) ruficeps                     
Anguis fragilis                     
Aphodius (Melinopterus) reyi                     
Aporthopleura sanguinicollis                     
Bothrideres contractus                     
Brachygonus megerlei                     
Bufo viridis                     
Buprestis novemmaculata                     
Calosoma sycophanta                     
Cetonischema aeruginosa                     
Chalcophora mariana                     
Combocerus glaber                     
Coraebus undatus                     
Coronella austriaca                     
Corticeus (Paraphloeus) fraxini                     
Corticeus (Paraphloeus) longulus                     
Corticeus (Paraphloeus) pini                     
Dendroleon pantherinus                     
Denops albofasciatus                     
Diaclina fagi                     
Dianthus serotinus                     
Dicronychus equisetioides                     
Elater ferrugineus ferrugineus                     
Ergates faber faber                     
Erinaceus concolor                     
Erysimum diffusum                     
Eupotosia affinis                     
Eurythyrea quercus                     
Festuca dominii                     
Festuca vaginata                     
Gnorimus variabilis                     
Gypsophila fastigiata                     
Hedobia pubescens                     
Hetaerius ferrugineus                     
Hipparchia alcyone                     
Hipparchia semele                     
Hyles euphorbiae                     
Hylurgus ligniperda                     
Hymenophorus doublieri                     
Hyponephele lupina                     
Hypulus quercinus                     
Iphiclides podalirius                     
Jasione montana                     
Lacerta agilis                     
Lacerta viridis                     
Lacon (Lacon) querceus                     
Lichenophanes varius                     
Liocola lugubris                     
Maculinea arion                     
Mantis religiosa                     
Mantispa styriaca                     
Martes martes                     
Marumba quercus                     
Melanophila formaneki formaneki                     
Meles meles                     
Meloe proscarabeus                     
Menephilus cylindricus                     
Mustela nivalis                     
Mustela putorius                     
Myrmeleon formicarius                     
Nalanda fulgidicollis                     
Nyctalus noctula                     
Orthomicus longicollis                     
Oryctes nasicornis                     
Platanthera bifolia                     
Platycleis montana montana                     
Polyphylla fullo                     
Potosia cuprea metallica                     
Potosia cuprea obscura                     
Potosia fieberi                     
Prionus coriarius                     
Pulsatilla pratensis                     
Purpuricenus kaehleri                     
Pycnomerus (Pycnomerus) tenebrans                     
Rana dalmatina                     
Saulcyella schmidti                     
Scaphium immaculatum                     
Sciurus vulgaris                     
Scorzonera purpurea                     
Seseli hippomarathrum                     
Sinoxylon perforans                     
Spergula pentandra                     
Stenagostus rhombeus                     
Stenagostus rufus                     
Stipa borysthenica                     
Trox perrissi                     
Xylocopa spp.                     
  • 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 site represents the top part of the extreme sandy dunes. It is the part of the geomorphological unit Záhorská nížina Lowland, subunit Borská nížina Lowland, part Bor. It represents the typical sandy area with the acid siliceous sands formed in the Neogene period. Sandy dunes follow the direction of the prevailing NW-SE wind. According to the Slovak phythogeographical categorization, the site belongs to the area of the Pannonian flora (area Pannonicum, part Eupannonicum, region Záhorská nížina Lowland). Medio-European acidophilous oak forests with Quercus petrea is the habitat of national importance present; it supports the presence of rare and endangered flora and fauna species in the site. It is of the typical mosaic character. Within the habitat, all succession phases are developed (growth, optimum and decomposition). The site is also rich in dead wood with the occurrence of rare dendrophilous fauna species.

4.2 Quality and importance

The site represents an example of the extraordinary well-preserved natural non-forest communities of open sands and dry hethlands on acid substrates with the occurrence of protected and endangered psamophytes (Spergula pentandra, etc.) It is also the typical habitat of animals that are adapted to the extreme conditions and that are one of the most endangered species at the pan-European scale due to their specific ecological requirements (high number of the psamophile invertebrate representatives of Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Heteroptera, Lepidoptera, Araneida, Orthoptera, etc.). Adjacent habitats are the natural forest communities of old oak forests with Quercus petraeae. The site is also important due to the presence of the invertebrate species of national importance (Mantis religiosa, Meloe proscarabeus, Menephilus cylindricus, Oryctes nasicornis, Calosoma sycophanta, Xylocopa sp.).

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)

No information provided


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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level (optional):

Code Cover [%]

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites (optional):

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
SK00No Protection Status-100.00

5.3 Site designation (optional)

No information provided


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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Administration of PLA Záhorie, tel:+421 34 772 27 35, fax:+421 34 772 27 35, Slovak Republic

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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