A freshwater, nutrient-rich lake of modest dimensions, located on the western Padana plain, 10 km south of the town of Ivrea. It is bordered by reedbeds and wet woodlands, and surrounded by meadows and maize-fields. The main human activities are nature conservation and tourism.
The area is important for reedbed-breeding passerines.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Possible threats are the destruction of wetland habitats by agricultural activities, and the disturbance to birds due to tourism.
National High International None295 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Reserve (Parco Provinciale Lago di Candia, 295 ha).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Candia. Downloaded from
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