IBA criteria met: C6 (2009)
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Area: 2,271 ha
Site description (baseline)
This alpine valley has a mild, humid climate as a result of the föhn wind from the Rhine valley. Twenty-five kilometres of the valley is covered by near-natural montane and subalpine forest. This consists mainly of species-rich, old-growth stands of broadleaved deciduous forest and mixed forest, interspersed with pioneer communities along ravines and avalanche tracks, and dwarf pines Pinus on rocky slopes. Forestry activities are limited to a few sites.
An important site for forest species.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Slope forests in the Klostertal. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/3252 on 08/06/2023.