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Location Austria, Wien
Central coordinates 16o 13.00' East  48o 10.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 2,669 ha
Altitude 220 - 518m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

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Site description This site is part of the much larger Vienna forest. It is dominated by Quercus, Carpinus, Fagus, Fraxinus and Acer. Human activities include tourism and recreation, forestry and hunting.

Key Biodiversity The area contains important populations of species found in old broadleaved forests.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius resident  1994  200-300 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis breeding  1994  800 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Ficedula parva breeding  1994  100 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Lainzer Tiergarten Nature Reserve 2,263 protected area contains site 2,256  
Lainzer Tiergarten Nature Reserve 2,263 unknown 2,260  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  90%
Grassland Mesophile grasslands  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 90%
tourism/recreation 5%
agriculture 5%

Protection status National High International High2,256 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Lainzer Tiergarten, 2,260 ha). 2,256 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Lainzer Tiergarten, 2,256 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Zoological Gardens of Lainz. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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