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Location Austria, Vorarlberg
Central coordinates 9o 33.00' East  47o 17.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 266 ha
Altitude 429 - 435m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

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Site description A complex of non-intensively managed wet meadows, hay-meadows and arable fields with small areas of reed Phragmites and riverine forest.

Key Biodiversity An important site for breeding species associated with non-intensively used wet meadows.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2000-2005  3-15 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bangser Ried Nature Reserve 63 protected area contained by site 63  
Matschels Nature Reserve 386 protected area contains site 279  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  70%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations  30%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 90%
forestry 10%

Protection status National High International High63 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Bangser Ried, 63 ha). 279 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Matschels, 386 ha). 279 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Bangser Ried und Matschels, 447 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Meadows on the lower Ill. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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