Anzasca and Antrona valleys

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A mountainous area in the south-west Alps, on the east side of the Monte Rosa complex, covered mainly by broadleaved and coniferous woodlands and by alpine grasslands. The main land-uses are cattle-rearing, cultivation, forestry and tourism.

Key biodiversity
Five of the 10 species of the Eurasian high-montane biome breed in important numbers, as do grouse (Tetraonidae).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The abandonment of land management is a major threat to grouse.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Anzasca and Antrona valleys. Downloaded from on 17/10/2021.