Val Grande

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2002 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2002).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Val Grande Integral Nature Reserve 973 protected area contained by site 973
Val Grande Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 11,855 is identical to site 0
Val Grande Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 11,855 is identical to site 11,856
Riserva naturale Val Grande Riserva Naturale Statale 973 protected area contained by site 973
Riserva naturale Monte Mottac Riserva Naturale Statale 2,410 protected area contained by site 2,410
Parco nazionale della Val Grande Parco Nazionale 11,340 protected area contains site 12,210


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
agriculture -
not utilised -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Val Grande. Downloaded from on 02/12/2023.