Zoological Gardens of Lainz

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description (baseline)
This site is part of the much larger Vienna forest. It is dominated by Quercus, Carpinus, Fagus, Fraxinus and Acer. Human activities include tourism and recreation, forestry and hunting.

Key biodiversity
The area contains important populations of species found in old broadleaved forests.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat to the forest is from high densities of wild boar Sus scrofa, fallow deer Dama dama, red deer Cervus elaphus and mouflon Ovis musimon which prevent forest and understorey regeneration. Parts of the forest are also subject to intensive forest management.

Protected areas
National High International High2,256 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Lainzer Tiergarten, 2,260 ha). 2,256 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Lainzer Tiergarten, 2,256 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Zoological Gardens of Lainz. Downloaded from on 30/05/2023.