Wachau

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code AT1205A00)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since September 1998
  • Country: Austria
  • Administrative region: Niederösterreich (AT12)
  • Surface area: 181 km2 (18063.42 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Continental biogeographical region
  • It protects 48 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 28 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form


Species


List

Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (48)
Species group Number
Amphibians 5
Fishes 14
Flowering Plants 4
Invertebrates 13
Mammals 10
Mosses & Liverworts 2

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3130 Oligotrophic to mesotrophic standing waters with vegetation of the Littorelletea uniflorae and/or of the Isoeto-Nanojuncetea 0.5
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 18.5
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 0.5
3270 Rivers with muddy banks with Chenopodion rubri pp and Bidention pp vegetation 0.5
4030 European dry heaths 0.5
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 0.5
6130 Calaminarian grasslands of the Violetalia calaminariae 1.9
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 156.6
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 7.3
6240 Sub-Pannonic steppic grasslands 61.7
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 0.5
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 272.5
6520 Mountain hay meadows 33.2
8150 Medio-European upland siliceous screes 0.5
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 31.9
8230 Siliceous rock with pioneer vegetation of the Sedo-Scleranthion or of the Sedo albi-Veronicion dillenii 14.1
8310 Caves not open to the public 0.02
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 1976.7
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 1985.6
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 32
9170 Galio-Carpinetum oak-hornbeam forests 537.2
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 43.5
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 196.4
91F0 Riparian mixed forests of Quercus robur, Ulmus laevis and Ulmus minor, Fraxinus excelsior or Fraxinus angustifolia, along the great rivers (Ulmenion minoris) 61.4
91H0 Pannonian woods with Quercus pubescens 54
40A0 Subcontinental peri-Pannonic scrub 0.3
6190 Rupicolous pannonic grasslands (Stipo-Festucetalia pallentis) 20
91M0 Pannonian-Balkanic turkey oak –sessile oak forests 5

Designation information

NATURA 2000 is the ecological network for the conservation of wild animals and plant species and natural habitats of Community importance within the Union. It consists of sites classified under the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive (the Nature Directives).

NATURA 2000 site under

Birds Directive 2009/147/EC (SPA) Not under Birds directive
 
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Under Habitats directive
  • Date proposed as Site of Community Importance (SCI)
September 1998
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
December 2004
 
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) March 2011
 
Date of Standard data form update September 2017

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