A mountain area in the south-west corner of the Italian Alps, from Monte Alto to Monte Tanarello, at the border with France. The area includes both Mediterranean and alpine habitats, from broadleaved evergreen woodlands to alpine grasslands. Tourism and cattle-breeding are the most important human activities.
There are important breeding numbers of several raptors, gamebirds and species of forest or open country.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
No major threats are present. A Regional Park is proposed.
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BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ligurian Alps. Downloaded from
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