Many natural habitats are slowly degrading
and a increasing number of species are threatened. Therefore the
European Union started in 1992 with the habitat directive to control
this problem. The European Union first aim of this directive is
to promote the maintenance of biodiversity (EU 1992). Therefore
there should be special areas designated for conservation to create
coherent European ecological network. The habitat directive exists
out of five annexes. Annex I shows a list of threatened habitat
types, Annex II shows the threatened animal and plant species,
Annex III contains the criteria for selecting the sites, Annex
IV contains the animals and plants which need strict protection
and Annex V contains a list of plant and animal species whose
taking in wild and exploitation may be subject to management measures.
All these annexes together are the core of the habitat directive
and a helpfull tool for nature conservation.
For the pSCI the following species were taken into consideration.
(See: Slovenian species list according to Annex II) An overview
of the species is shown in the interactive national atlas. You
first need to apply for a password.
Below you find the documents about the analysis
of the species and habitat types included in the habitat directive
and the designation of the pSCIs. (All in Slovene but mostly with
an english summary)
- Pteridophyta and Spermatophyta
terrapin - Emys orbicularis
- Lutra lutra
- Castor fiber
- Lynx lynx
- Canis lupus
bear - Ursus arctos
Non forest habitat types
Forest habitat types