The Hohen Tauern include the highest mountains in Austria. Between 1,300-1,700 m Picea forests, with some Pinus and Abies, dominates. Above 1,700 m, Pinus cembra and Larix occur, but the forests are greatly altered and reduced in size by human use and the creation of pastures. The treeline has been lowered by human activity and extensive areas of treeline dwarf-shrub communities exist. Above the treeline are artificial pastures, alpine grasslands and extensive glaciers.
An important site for alpine grassland and subalpine forest species.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hohe Tauern National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/04/2020.