Torrile LIPU reserve

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
An artificially created wetland, in a heavily cultivated, lowland area of the Padana plain, 15 km north of the city of Parma. Habitats include wet grasslands, arable land, streams and rivers.

Key biodiversity
A notable site for migrating waterbirds and for breeding Himantopus himantopus and terns Sterna.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are the building of a power-station in the surroundings, the abundance of coypu Myocastor coypu (an introduced, non-native aquatic rodent), groundwater extraction by the large sugar factory next to the reserve, and hunting in the surroundings. The reserve is owned by LIPU, and there are projects on Ciconia ciconia (captive breeding), Tyto alba and Himantopus himantopus.

Protected areas
National Partial International None35 ha of IBA covered by Private Reserve (Torrile, 35 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Torrile LIPU reserve. Downloaded from on 11/04/2021.