Neusiedlersee, Seewinkel & Hanság

Neusiedlersee, Seewinkel & Hanság

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Neusiedlersee, Seewinkel & Hanság. 16/12/82; Burgenland; 44,229 ha; 47°49'N 016°53'E. Biosphere Reserve, Council of Europe Biogenetic Reserve; National Park, Protected Area, Protected Landscape Area. A typical steppe lake with alkaline waters, extensive reedbeds and marshes, one of the largest wetlands in Central Europe and shared with Hungary. It includes a complex of 80 small lakes and remnant salt meadows in an intensively farmed landscape. Numerous bird species, including egrets, avocets and plover breed, and important numbers of geese and ducks, stage at the site during their migrations. Human activities include reed harvesting, bird hunting, fishing, tourism and recreation. In ceremonies held on 24 April 1994, a single transboundary national park, called Neusiedl-Fertö, was created in co-management with Hungary. Ramsar site no. 271. Most recent RIS information: 2005.
Transboundary designation: 
Neusiedlersee, Seewinkel & Hanság Ramsar Site is part of the "Neusiedler See-Seewinkel – Fertö-Hanság" Transboundary Ramsar Site together with Lake Fertö Ramsar Site (No. 420) and Nyirkai-Hany Ramsar Site (No. 1644) in Hungary. The Transboundary Ramsar Site was established in November 2009.

Administrative region: 

  • Global international designation: 
    • World Heritage site
  • National legal designation: 
    • Landscape and Nature Conservation Area
    • National Park
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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