The IBA encompasses part of the Kamp valley and the adjoining plateau. The river course is still unregulated. The slopes are covered by mixed and broadleaved deciduous forest, whilst areas with easier access have largely been replaced by conifer plantations. More open areas are dominated by arable agriculture, within a mosaic of hedgerows, hay-meadows, dry grassland, small wetlands and orchards.
The site is important for woodland species.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
With the exception of areas where forestry is not allowed (in order to protect soil and water resources) intensification of forestry and plantations are a major threat. In arable and grassland areas, intensification and the abandonment of traditional management practices are threats. Planned tourism developments, such as golf courses, provide an additional threat.
National None International High5,500 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Kamp und Kremstal, 42,934 ha).
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Middle Kamp valley. Downloaded from
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