Nationalpark Neusiedler See - Seewinkel - Austria

Basic Information
Site Name
Nationalpark Neusiedler See - Seewinkel
Short name
Nationalpark Neusiedler See - Seewinkel
Country
Austria
Site Description
The Neusiedler See - Seewinkel National Park is the first cross-border National Park in Austria and the first Austrian National Park recognised by the IUCN. It covers in total about 90km² on Austrian territory. About 50% of the area (about 4500 ha) is a Nature Reserve Zone, which remains untouched by humans. This zone is dominated by the southernmost Austrian part of the reed belt from Lake Neusiedl. The Conservation Zones are mainly cultural landscapes and require landscape conservation measures and habitat management like pasturing, mowing, cutting reed or water retention. These measures are taken to preserve the cultural landscape and its biodiversity that has developed over centuries. Important habitats like 160 km² of reed belt and around 40 periodically dry saline lakes, as well as sand habitats, dry and wet meadows can be found closely associated with vineyards, cropland, touristic infrastructure and rural settlements. Long-term monitoring programs regarding bird populations, fish ecology or the grazing management enable the cross-border National Park Neusiedler See - Seewinkel to provide biological data from flora and fauna. Furthermore, all approx. 40 saline lakes are monitored frequently regarding salinity, oxygen, temperature, color etc. and biological parameters such as species diversity and quantity of macrozoobenthos. Due to the mosaique of protected and non-protected areas, the boundaries of the National Park area are difficult to define on the shown map.
Last modified
2021-10-01 04:10:19

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shallow saline lake

shallow saline lake

reed belt around Lake Neusiedl

reed belt around Lake Neusiedl

Bearded Reedling (Panurus biarmicus)  - local breeding bird

Bearded Reedling (Panurus biarmicus) - local breeding bird

Water buffalos grazing in Apetlon

Water buffalos grazing in Apetlon

Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) - local breeding bird

Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) - local breeding bird

mosaique of saline lakes and agricultural landscape

mosaique of saline lakes and agricultural landscape

Greyleg Goose (Anser anser)  - local breeding bird

Greyleg Goose (Anser anser) - local breeding bird

dry saline lake with visible salt crystals

dry saline lake with visible salt crystals

periodically dry saline lake

periodically dry saline lake

Hungarian Grey Cattle grazing in Apetlon

Hungarian Grey Cattle grazing in Apetlon

Geographic
Size
9000.00ha
Elevation (average)
117.00msl
Elevation (min)
114.00msl
Elevation (max)
120.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
EUROPARCThe affiliation of this site with "EUROPARC" is not verified by the network on DEIMS-SDR.
LTER AustriaThe affiliation of this site with "LTER Austria" is not verified by the network on DEIMS-SDR.
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