Nationalpark Neusiedler See - Seewinkel - Austria

Basic Information
Site Name
Nationalpark Neusiedler See - Seewinkel
Short name
Nationalpark Neusiedler See - Seewinkel
Country
Austria
Site Description
This National Park is the first cross-border National Park in Austria and the first Austrian National Park that was recognised by the IUCN and covers in total about 90km² on Austrian territory. 50% of the area (about 4500 ha) is a Nature Reserve Zone, which remains untouched by humans. The Conservation Zones are mainly cultural landscapes and require landscape conservation measures. Habitat management is from extreme importance (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 can be found. 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
2020-12-18 10:12:09

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shallow saline lake

shallow saline lake

Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) - breeding bird of the area

Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) - breeding bird of the area

small part of the heterogeneous reed belt around Lake Neusiedl

small part of the heterogeneous reed belt around Lake Neusiedl

Bearded Reedling (Panurus biarmicus)  - breeding bird of the area

Bearded Reedling (Panurus biarmicus) - breeding bird of the area

mosaique of saline lakes and agricultural landscape

mosaique of saline lakes and agricultural landscape

Greyleg Goose (Anser anser)  - breeding bird of the area

Greyleg Goose (Anser anser) - breeding bird of the area

dry saline lake with already visible salt crystals

dry saline lake with already visible salt crystals

periodically dry saline lake

periodically dry saline lake

Hungarian Grey Cattle grazing in Apetlon

Hungarian Grey Cattle grazing in Apetlon

salt steppe grazed by cattle

salt steppe grazed by cattle

Geographic
Size
9000.00ha
Elevation (average)
117.00msl
Elevation (min)
114.00msl
Elevation (max)
120.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
LTER AustriaThe affiliation of this site with "LTER Austria" is not verified.
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