River Po: from Ticino mouth to Adda mouth

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 1996 10-20 breeding pairs C6
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 1995 412-681 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC resident 1996 1-3 breeding pairs C6
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis LC resident 1996 15-20 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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Monticchie Regional Nature Reserve 200 protected area contained by site 200


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 -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Forestry plantations -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: River Po: from Ticino mouth to Adda mouth. Downloaded from on 08/08/2022.