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Location Austria, Niederösterreich
Central coordinates 15o 36.00' East  48o 26.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 14,158 ha
Altitude 180 - 380m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

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Site description Over 60% of this site is occupied by non-intensive vineyards. These are interspersed with arable land, small patches of woodland, dry grassland, hedgerows and orchards. Broadleaved deciduous forest is found on the steeper slopes. Parts of the river course are still in a near-natural state. The main human activity is viticulture.

Key Biodiversity The site holds significant breeding populations of species found in richly structured, open landscapes.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster breeding  2005  159 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  1994  50 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kamp und Kremstal Birds Directive 42,934 protected area contains site 5,978  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  35%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  65%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 60%
forestry 35%
urban/industrial/transport 5%

Protection status National None International High5,978 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Kamp und Kremstal, 42,934 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lösslandschaft and Wagram east of Krems. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/12/2014

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