Carniche Alps

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A mountain area in the south-east Alps, bordering Austria to the north. The site includes extensive coniferous woodlands of spruce Picea abies, alpine grasslands, streams and rocky areas. Forestry and hunting are the main land-uses.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding site for forest/mountain species, especially gamebirds, owls, raptors and woodpeckers.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
There are no major threats. There is research on Tetrao tetrix by Osservatorio Faunistico di Udine.

Protected areas
National Low International None2,000 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Reserve (Bordaglia, 2,000 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Carniche Alps. Downloaded from on 11/08/2022.