Inside the RMRNP can be found 26 different habitat types listed on the Annex I of the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC. Four of them are characterized as natural habitat types of community interest. In the following table are presented the habitat types which can be found in the RMRNP:
 

 HABITAT TYPES OF THE RODOPI MOUNTAIN RANGE NATIONAL PARK (RMRNP)

 

NATURAL HABITAT TYPES IN THE RMRNP LISTED ON THE HABITATS DIRECTIVE 92/43/EEC

 

No

HABITAT TYPE CODE under the HABITATS DIRECTIVE 92/43/EEC

CORINE 91 CODE

DESCRIPTION

 

The sign "*" indicates priority habitat types.

 

3. FRESHWATER HABITATS

 

32. Running water — sections of water courses with natural or seminatural dynamics (minor, average and major beds) where the water quality shows no significant deterioration

1

3290

24.16, 24.53

Intermittently flowing Mediterranean rivers of the Paspalo-Agrostidion

 

4. TEMPERATE HEATH AND SCRUB

 

2

4060

31.4, 31.43, 31.46, 31.47, 31.49

Alpine and Boreal heaths

 

5. SCLEROPHYLLOUS SCRUB (MATORRAL)

 

52. Mediterranean arborescent matorral

3

5210

32.131 until 32.136

Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp.

 

6. NATURAL AND SEMI-NATURAL GRASSLAND FORMATIONS

 

61. Natural grasslands

4

6170

36.41 until 36.44, 36.37, 36.38

Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands

62. Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies

5

6210

34.31 until 34.34

Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites)

6

6230*

35.1, 36.31, 36.35α

Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe)

7

62A0

 

Eastern sub-Mediterranean dry grasslands (Scorzoneratalia villosae)

64. Semi-natural tall-herb humid meadows

8

6430

37.87

Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels

 

7. RAISED BOGS AND MIRES AND FENS

 

71. Sphagnum acid bogs

9

7130* (και 7132*)

52.1, 52.2

Blanket bogs (* if active bog)

10

7140

 

Transition mires and quaking bogs

 

8. ROCKY HABITATS AND CAVES

 

82. Rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation

11

8210

62.1

Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation

12

8220

62.2

Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation

 

9. FORESTS

 

91. Forests of Temperate Europe

13

9110

41.11

Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests

14

9130

41.13

Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests

15

9150

41.16

Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion

16

9170

41.261

Galio-Carpinetum oak-hornbeam forests

17

9180*

41.4

Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines

18

91E0*

44.13, 44.3, 44.514, 44.913 α

* Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae)

92. Mediterranean deciduous forests

19

9260

41.9

Castanea sativa woods

20

9270

41.1A

Hellenic beech forests with Abies borisii-regis

21

9280

41.1B

Quercus frainetto woods

22

92A0

44.1412 & 44.6153

Salix alba and Populus alba galleries

23

92C0

44.711

Platanus orientalis and Liquidambar orientalis woods (Platanion orientalis)

94. Temperate mountainous coniferous forests

24

9410

42.21 until 42.23, 42.24α

Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea)

95. Mediterranean and Macaronesian mountainous coniferous forests

25

9530* (9536*)

42.6, 42.66

* (Sub-) Mediterranean pine forests with endemic black pines

26

95Α0

42.72

High oro-Mediterranean pine forests

 

NATURAL HABITAT TYPES IN THE RMRNP NOT LISTED ON THE HABITATS DIRECTIVE 92/43/EEC

 

No

HABITAT TYPE CODE under the HABITATS DIRECTIVE 92/43/EEC

CORINE 91 CODE

DESCRIPTION

 

1. COASTAL AND HALOPHYTIC HABITATS

 

27

1021

82, 87.1, 87.2

Fields of cereals, beets, sunflowers, leguminous fodder, potatoes and other annually harvested plants. Faunal and floral quality and diversity depend on the intensity of agricultural use and on the presence of borders of natural vegetation between fields. Also included ruderal communities and fallow fields.

 

5. SCLEROPHYLLOUS SCRUB (MATORRAL)

 

51. Sub-Mediterranean and temperate scrub

28

5150

31.86, 31.863

Extensive, often closed communities of the large fern Pteridium aquilinum.

52. Mediterranean arborescent matorral

29

5211

32.131

Arborescent matorral dominated by Juniperus oxycedrus s.l.

 

6. NATURAL AND SEMI-NATURAL GRASSLAND FORMATIONS

 

61. Natural grasslands

30

6173

36.43

Xero-thermophile, open, sculptured, stepped or garland grasslands of the Mediterranean mountains.

62. Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies

31

6211

34.311

 Semi-natural dry grasslands on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites)

 

8. ROCKY HABITATS AND CAVES

 

82. Rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation

32

8219

62

Cliffs, rock faces, limestone pavements, the plant communities that colonize their cracks, and their associated animal communities.

 

9. FORESTS

 

91. Forests of Temperate Europe

33

91Κ0

41.B35

Southern outposts of Betula pendula in Rodopi mountains of northern Greece.

92. Mediterranean deciduous forests

34

924Α

41.733, 41.762, 41.765

Thermophilous oak forests in the East Mediterranean and the Balcan peninsula

35

925Α

41.8, 41.81 41.811, 41.812, 41.813, 41.82

Forests of Ostrya carpinifoliaCarpinus betulus and mixed thermophilous forests

94. Temperate mountainous coniferous forests

36

9440

42.5C

Greek scots pine forests  (Pinus sylvestris)

37

 

41.763

Quercus dalechampii-dominated formations.(syn. Quercus petraea Liebl. subsp. medwediewii (A. Camus) Menitsky according to Christensen -1997)

 

REFERENCES:   

 - NATURA 2000

 - NATURA 2000 (2007). INTERPRETATION MANUAL OF EUROPEAN UNION HABITATS

 - Hellenic Ministry for the Environment Physical Planning & Public works. (2002). Environmental Study of the Rodopi Mountain Range

 - Hellenic Ministry for the Environment Physical Planning & Public works .  (2001). TECHNICAL GUIDE of MAPPING

 

priority natural habitat types means: means natural habitat types in danger of disappearance, which are present on the territory referred to in Article 2 and for the conservation of which the Community has particular responsibility in view of the proportion of their natural range which falls within the territory referred to in Article 2. (COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 92/43/EEC)

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