A mountainous area underlain by limestone. Conifer forest occupies most of the site with a small area of mixed forest and a small area of alpine pasture on the treeline. The area is used for winter sports, forestry and hunting.
An important area for montane forest species and cliff-breeding birds.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Villacher Alpe-Dobratsch. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/07/2020.