|Central coordinates||14o 5.00' East 47o 30.00' North|
|Altitude||620 - 740m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Ornithological information An important area for species breeding in wet meadows and raised bog.
Site description This area is one of the largest inner-alpine valleys in Austria. Following regulation of the river, only small areas of riverine forest, fen and raised bog remain. Large areas of pasture and intensively-managed grassland exist with small patches of non-intensively managed wet meadows. In places, cliffs enclose the valley. The main human activities are agriculture and recreation.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus||resident||1997-2005||4-6 breeding pairs||good||C6||Least Concern|
|Corncrake Crex crex||breeding||1997-2005||2-16 breeding pairs||good||C6||Least Concern|
|Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo||resident||1997-2005||5-6 breeding pairs||good||C6||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|NSG Wörschacher Moos||Birds Directive||280||protected area contained by site||407|
|Pürgschachen Moor||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||62||protected area contained by site||62|
|Purgschachener Moor||Birds Directive||1,569||protected area contained by site||1,569|
|Unknown3||Nature Reserve||142||protected area overlaps with site||142|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Alluvial and very wet forest||5%|
|Grassland||Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands||50%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater||15%|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Arable land; Forestry plantations; Other urban and industrial areas||30%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations A road-building project threatens the most valuable sites in the valley. Other threats include drainage, high fertilizer use, groundwater abstraction, building development, and recreational use.
Protection status National Low International Low142 ha of IBA covered by seven Nature Reserves. 62 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Pürgschachen Moor, 62 ha). 1,569 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Pürgschachener Moor, 1,569 ha). 407 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Wörschacher Moor, 407 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Styrian Enns valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/05/2013
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