A large, mountainous area in the central Apennines, including the National Park and the adjacent Gole del Sagittario. The main habitats are broadleaved and mixed woodlands, scrub, alpine grasslands, streams, rivers and small lakes, cliffs and gorges. The main land-uses are nature conservation, cultivation, stock-farming and tourism.
The site is important for breeding raptors, woodpeckers and other species of mountain or forest.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Abruzzo National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/11/2020.