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Val d'Ossola


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca NT resident 2001 200-350 breeding pairs C6
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia LC resident 2001 160-320 breeding pairs C6
Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta LC resident 2001 600-1,100 breeding pairs C6
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix LC resident 2001 340-700 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum LC resident 2001 30-60 breeding pairs C6
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus LC resident 2001 80-140 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 2001 4-7 breeding pairs C6
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus LC breeding 2001 20-40 breeding pairs C6
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC resident 2001 11-12 breeding pairs C6
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC resident 2001 6-8 breeding pairs C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Val Mastallone Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,882 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Val Mastallone Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,882 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Val Formazza Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 22,223 protected area contained by site 22,223
Riserva naturale speciale del Sacro Monte Calvario di Domodossola Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale 26 protected area overlaps with site 0
Parco naturale dell'Alpe Veglia e dell'Alpe Devero Parco naturale regionale/provinciale 8,594 protected area contained by site 0
Parco naturale Alta Valsesia Parco naturale regionale/provinciale 4,616 protected area overlaps with site 0
Monte Rosa Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 8,537 protected area contained by site 8,537
Greto Torrente Toce tra Domodossola e Villadossola Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 746 protected area contained by site 746
Fiume Toce Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,663 protected area overlaps with site 2,663
Campello Monti Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 548 protected area contained by site 548
Ambienti glaciali del Gruppo del Monte Rosa Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 8,645 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ambienti glaciali del Gruppo del Monte Rosa Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8,645 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Alte Valli Anzasca; Antrona e Bognanco Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 21,574 protected area contained by site 21,574
Alta Valsesia e Valli Otro; Vogna, Gronda, Artogna e Sorba Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 18,935 protected area overlaps with site 5,116
Alta Val Strona e Val Segnara Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,020 protected area contained by site 4,020
Alta Val Sesia Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 7,545 protected area overlaps with site 5,161
Alta Val Formazza Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,744 protected area contained by site 5,744
Alpi Veglia e Devero - Monte Giove Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 15,119 protected area contained by site 15,118
Alpi Veglia e Devero - Monte Giove Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 15,119 protected area contained by site 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Val d'Ossola. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/05/2020.