A karstic mountain area in the southern Apennines. Mount Cervati is the highest mountain in the area. The site is mainly covered by broadleaved woodland, scrub and cultivated land, and is rich in deep gorges and karstic land-forms. The main land-uses are traditional forestry, cultivation and cattle-rearing.
The area is rich in breeding birds of prey, with some mountain species.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat is unsustainable exploitation of forest resources. Some or all of the site is covered by a management plan. The National Park is not yet fully operative.
National High International None44,000 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Cilento e Vallo di Diano, 227,052 ha).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Cervati. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2020.