IT065
River Mincio and Bosco Fontana


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Little Crake Zapornia parva LC breeding 1997-2001 5-7 breeding pairs C6
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 1997-2001 31-40 breeding pairs C6
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 1997-2000 86-99 breeding pairs C2, C6
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC winter 1997-2001 9-91 individuals C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 1997-2001 1-4 breeding pairs C6
Black Kite Milvus migrans LC breeding 1997-2001 33-46 breeding pairs C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Valli del Mincio Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,082 protected area overlaps with site 1,081
Valli del Mincio Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,948 protected area contained by site 1,948
Vallazza Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 530 protected area contained by site 530
Vallazza Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 530 protected area contained by site 0
Riserva naturale Valli del Mincio Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale 1,082 protected area contained by site 0
Riserva naturale Vallazza Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale 538 protected area contained by site 0
Riserva naturale Bosco Fontana Riserva Naturale Statale 233 protected area contained by site 233
Mincio Regional Nature Park 13,708 protected area overlaps with site 8,000
Chiavica del Moro Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 25 protected area overlaps with site 12
Bosco Fontana Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 236 protected area contained by site 236
Bosco Fontana Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 236 protected area contained by site 0
Ansa e Valli del Mincio Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,517 protected area contained by site 1,517

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Forestry plantations, Urban parks and gardens, Other urban and industrial areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: River Mincio and Bosco Fontana. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2020.