Susa and Chisone valleys

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
A mountainous area in the south-west Alps, west of the town of Torino and east of the French border. There is a high diversity of habitats, with extensive coniferous woodlands, calcareous rocky areas and alpine grasslands.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding area for Aquila chrysaetos and other raptors, and for five out of the 10 species of the Eurasian high-montane biome.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
No major threats are present. There is research on Petronia petronia.

Protected areas
National Partial International None23 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Reserve (Orrido e Stazione di Leccio di Chianocco, 23 ha). 2,030 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Park (Gran Bosco di Salbertrand, 2,030 ha). 10,927 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Park (Orsiera-Rocciavre, 10,927 ha). 3,265 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Park (Val Troncea, 3,265 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Susa and Chisone valleys. Downloaded from on 28/09/2023.