Bayerische Wildalm and Wildalmfilz

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Bayerische Wildalm and Wildalmfilz

  • Country: 
    Austria
  • Site number: 
    1489
  • Area: 
    133 ha
  • Designation date: 
    11-05-2005
  • Coordinates: 
    47°35'N 11°48'E
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Overview

Bayerische Wildalm and Wildalmfilz. 15/12/2004; Tyrol, 132,566 ha; 47°35'N 011°48'E; Natura 2000, Protected Mire. A large fen area covering the whole bottom and the slopes of a Karst depression with a natural brook that vanishes into a Ponor (Polje), and a saddle bog connected by fens and wet meadows to the southern slopes. Situated on the border between two biogeographical regions, the Northern Prealps and Flysch Zone and the Northern Limestone Alps, the site supports typical endangered mire plant communities for both regions, such as peat moss and sedge including bog sedge and bottle sedge communities. The water regime encompasses an outstanding mixture of paludification mire, terrestrialisation mire and inundation mire. As is typical for the Alps, the saddle bog Wildalmfilz has developed from a paludification mire, where groundwater influence is restricted to the lagg zone along the mire margin in the south where a big sloping fen, the Wildalmmoos, borders on the bog. As with all mires of the Tyrol, the site is protected by the conservation law and peat extraction or drainage of mires is prohibited. Ramsar site no. 1489. Most recent RIS information: 2005.

Transboundary designation: 

Bayerische Wildalm and Wildalmfilz Ramsar Site is part of the "Austrian-Bavarian Wildalm" Transboundary Ramsar Site together with Bayerische Wildalm Ramsar Site (No.1723) in Germany. The Transboundary Ramsar Site was established in August 2008.

Administrative region: 
Tyrol

  • National legal designation: 
    • Protected Mire
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    11-05-2005

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