IBA criteria met: B2, C6 (2009)
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Area: 2,589 ha
Site description (baseline)
The Lobau is the western part of a large area of riverine forest associated with the Danube. It is divided by the Donau-Oder-Kanal into the Obere (Upper) and Untere (Lower) Lobau. The Obere Lobau is a mixture of agriculture and intensive forestry, but the Untere Lobau contains areas of near-natural forest. Both areas are used for recreational activities, angling and hunting.
The site is important for breeding riverine forest species.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lobau. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/3210 on 05/06/2023.