Austrian part of Hanság

Country/territory: Austria

IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2009)
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Area: 3,729 ha

Protection status:

BirdLife Austria
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2009 not assessed not assessed not assessed
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Site description
The area is dominated by intensive arable agriculture (including a substantial proportion of set-aside land) with small areas of wet meadows (140 ha) and alluvial forest. Human activities include arable farming, hunting, tourism, and military operations.

Key biodiversity
An important site for birds associated with arable agriculture and wet meadows. It is one of five Austrian sites for Otis tarda. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (3-4 breeding pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Austrian part of Hanság. Downloaded from on 18/06/2021.