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Wachau


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 2000-2005 15-18 breeding pairs B2, C6
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis LC breeding 1997-2005 300 breeding pairs C6
Rock Bunting Emberiza cia LC resident 1997-2005 100-150 breeding pairs B2

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Waldviertel Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 54,095 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Wachau und Umgebung Landschaftsschutzgebiet 45,775 protected area overlaps with site 0
Wachau - Jauerling Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 21,111 protected area contained by site 25,000
Wachau Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 18,063 protected area overlaps with site 0
Strudengau - Nibelungengau Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,822 protected area overlaps with site 0
Steinige Ries Naturschutzgebiet 74 protected area contained by site 0
Pielachtal Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,026 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Pielachmündung-Steinwand Naturschutzgebiet 28 protected area overlaps with site 0
Niederösterreichische Alpenvorlandflüsse Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 7,025 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kamp- und Kremstal Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 24,283 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Jauerling-Wachau Naturpark 11,550 protected area overlaps with site 0
Höhereck Naturschutzgebiet 11 protected area contained by site 0
Grimsinger Au Naturschutzgebiet 22 protected area contained by site 0
Gochelberg-Toter Berg Naturschutzgebiet 64 protected area contained by site 0
Buchberg Naturschutzgebiet 19 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Forestry plantations, Other urban and industrial areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wachau. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/04/2021.