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Location Austria, Tirol,Vorarlberg
Central coordinates 10o 5.00' East  46o 59.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 31,878 ha
Altitude 900 - 3,312m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

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Site description A mountainous region of subalpine forest, alpine pasture and rocky areas. The forested areas are mainly coniferous. Human utilization of the area is restricted to a small part of the IBA, used for cattle-grazing, forestry, winter sports and power plants.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta resident  2000-2005  95-120 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos resident  2000-2005  7 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Verwall Birds Directive 10,000 protected area contained by site 12,082  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone  40%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Mesophile grasslands  30%
Coastline   30%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 20%
agriculture 20%
not utilised 60%

Protection status National None International Partial12,082 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Verwall, 12,082 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Silvretta and Verwall. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/08/2014

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