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Location Austria, Niederösterreich
Central coordinates 15o 34.00' East  48o 38.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 22,412 ha
Altitude 260 - 611m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

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Site description The IBA encompasses part of the Kamp valley and the adjoining plateau. The river course is still unregulated. The slopes are covered by mixed and broadleaved deciduous forest, whilst areas with easier access have largely been replaced by conifer plantations. More open areas are dominated by arable agriculture, within a mosaic of hedgerows, hay-meadows, dry grassland, small wetlands and orchards.

Key Biodiversity The site is important for woodland species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1997-2005  4-6 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo resident  1997-2005  6-10 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis resident  1997-2005  8-10 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 5,500  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland  50%
Grassland Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  5%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  40%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 60%
agriculture 40%

Protection status National None International High5,500 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: Middle Kamp valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/12/2014

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