Picentini mountains

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
A mountain area in southern Italy, north-east of the town of Salerno. There are extensive broadleaved woodlands (especially beech Fagus), as well as streams, rivers, grasslands, cultivated areas, and rocky areas of karst. The main land-uses are forestry, cultivation and stock-farming. This IBA includes `Monte Terminio and Monte Polveracchio', which was listed as a separate IBA (former site IT087) in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).

Key biodiversity
The site is notable for breeding birds of prey and woodpeckers.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The site is threatened especially by deforestation and by the building of new roads. Restocking of Alectoris graeca occurs.

Protected areas
National High International None64,000 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Park (Monti Picentini, 64,000 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Picentini mountains. Downloaded from on 07/12/2023.