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The project area of the LIFE+-project on the river Enns is a vast area of about 4.177 ha encompassing the Natura 2000 areas `Ennstal zwischen Liezen und Niederstuttern´ (Nr. 41 `Ennstal between Liezen and Niederstuttern´), `Gersdorfer Altarm` (Nr. 8 `Gersdorfer abandoned meander´) as well as `Pürgschachen-Moos und ennsnahe Bereiche zwischen Selzthal und dem Gesäuseeingang` (Nr. 6 `Pürgschachen-Bog and areas close to the river Enns between Selzthal and the entry to the Gesaeuse´).

The remaining fragments of abandoned meanders together with their alluvial forests and the litter meadows that developed in the former river beds rank among the most valuable habitats for endangered and rare animal and plant species. There you still find habitats as alluvial forests and water bodies, but also species such as the European otter (Lutra lutra) and the common sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos), that depend on typical river structures as well as fish species, notably the bullhead (Cottus gobio), the Ukrainian brook lamprey (Eudontomyzon mariae) and the grayling (Thymallus thymallus).


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