Western Waldviertel

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC breeding 1997-2005 480-1,000 breeding pairs C6
Woodlark Lullula arborea LC breeding 1997-2005 120-150 breeding pairs C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Wiesengebiete im Freiwald Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,410 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Waldviertler Teich-; Heide- und Moorlandschaft Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 13,725 protected area overlaps with site 0
Waldviertel ponds, peat bogs & floodplains Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 13,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Waldviertel Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 54,095 protected area overlaps with site 6,100
Meloner Au Naturschutzgebiet 163 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Grassland Mesophile grasslands -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Western Waldviertel. Downloaded from on 07/12/2021.