An area of hills and river valleys. The hills are covered with broadleaved deciduous forest dominated by Fagus, Carpinus, and Quercus. The valley floors are dominated by arable agriculture with meadows on the steeper slopes and in wet depressions. Vineyards and orchards are also found on the slopes and areas of forest along the rivers.
The area is important for populations of species characteristic of low- intensity mixed agriculture.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: South-east Styrian hill country. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2020.