Nordöstliche Randalpen: Hohe Wand - Schneeberg - Rax

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code AT1212A00)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since September 1998
  • Country: Austria
  • Administrative region: Niederösterreich (AT12)
  • Surface area: 640 km2 (63959.82 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine biogeographical region
  • It protects 35 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 35 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (35)
Species group Number
Amphibians 2
Fishes 1
Flowering Plants 4
Invertebrates 16
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 0.1
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 0.01
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 0.02
3240 Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Salix elaeagnos 0.8
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 2.1
4070 Bushes with Pinus mugo and Rhododendron hirsutum (Mugo-Rhododendretum hirsuti) 1392.8
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 10.6
6170 Alpine and subalpine calcareous grasslands 879.6
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 1345.5
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 157.3
6240 Sub-Pannonic steppic grasslands 11.84
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 39.4
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 5.9
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 305.4
6520 Mountain hay meadows 45.4
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.3
7230 Alkaline fens 19.8
8120 Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) 338.8
8160 Medio-European calcareous scree of hill and montane levels 15
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 998.4
8310 Caves not open to the public 3.2
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 39.8
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 6159
9140 Medio-European subalpine beech woods with Acer and Rumex arifolius 5.9
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 517.4
9170 Galio-Carpinetum oak-hornbeam forests 209
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 175.6
91D0 Bog woodland 1.6
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 295.3
91G0 Pannonic woods with Quercus petraea and Carpinus betulus 26.6
91H0 Pannonian woods with Quercus pubescens 66.1
9410 Acidophilous Picea forests of the montane to alpine levels (Vaccinio-Piceetea) 1858.7
9420 Alpine Larix decidua and/or Pinus cembra forests 79.5
9530 (Sub-) Mediterranean pine forests with endemic black pines 4161.6
6190 Rupicolous pannonic grasslands (Stipo-Festucetalia pallentis) 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 2003
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) March 2010
Date of Standard data form update November 2019

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