Sibillini mountains

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A mountain area in the central Apennines, with large tracts of broadleaved woodland and especially extensive alpine grasslands. Main land-uses are nature conservation, tourism and forestry.

Key biodiversity
A breeding site for four of the ten species of the Eurasian high-montane biome, as well as raptors and owls.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Recreation, tourism and the building of new infrastructure (e.g. roads) are the main threats to the area.

Protected areas
National High International Partial71,374 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Sibillini, 71,374 ha). 17,810 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Monti Sibillini (versante umbro), 17,810 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sibillini mountains. Downloaded from on 19/01/2022.