A mountainous IBA with a mixture of forest and, above 1,900 m, alpine pasture. Below 1,700 m Picea forest dominates and is replaced between 1,700-1,900 m by mixed stands of Larix,Picea and Pinus. In most places the forests are intensively managed, with many open areas as a result of historical grazing. Above the treeline, large areas of subalpine and alpine pasture occur.
An important area for breeding and resident species characteristic of subalpine forest and alpine pasture.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Continued intensive forestry is a threat to the site. Alpine pastures are increasingly being abandoned. Pressure from tourism is high with easy access from a road bisecting the area. Hunting and forestry are not restricted in the National Park.
National High International None18,663 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Nockberge, 18,663 ha)
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