117. promulgation of the Federal Minister for arts and culture, constitutional and civil service regarding the scope of the Convention on wetlands, especially as a Habitat for water birds and Charadriiformes, of international importance
Notification of the following Ramsar area in accordance with article 2 paragraph 5 of the Convention on wetlands, especially as a Habitat for water birds and Charadriiformes, by international Services1 Ramsar site "upper Drau / upper Drau River" Eastern and Western extension of the area:
West: WGS84 (GM): 12° 53.95' E / 46° 46.60' N
East: WGS84 (GM): 13° 34.57' E / 46° 44.91' N
The Ramsar site upper Drau is congruent with the Natura 2000 area upper Drau (AT2114000) and is essentially the Drau River and selected tributaries, as well as surfaces in the near area of the river. The area of the upper Drau extends in the West on the Carinthian country side from the border to East Tyrol in Oberdrauburg to the Drau dam of the power station of Paternion in the East (approx. 7 km) southeast of Spittal an der Drau. In doing so, it occupies a total area of 1030 ha and extends Stockenboi to a length of about 70 km on parts of the districts Spittal on the Drau and Villach-land or parts of the municipalities of Oberdrauburg, Irschen, Dellach in Drautal, Berg IM Drautal Greifenburg, Steinfeld, Kleblach-Lind, Sachsenburg, Lurnfeld, Lendorf, Baldramsdorf, Spittal an der Drau.
The authorization to submit of such notification was signed by the Federal President on 21 February 2014 and countersigned by the Federal Chancellor; the above area was recorded with 6 may 2014 in the list of "Wetlands of international importance".