Agri Valley

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A mountain complex in southern Italy, including the sites Monte Sirino, Monte Raparo, Monte dell'Agresto, Monte Caldarosa, Monte Volturino, and Gole del fiume Calore. The main habitats are broadleaved and mixed woodlands, cliffs and agricultural land, crossed by rivers and streams. Land-uses include forestry, cultivation and cattle-rearing. `Gole del Fiume Calore' was listed as a separate IBA (former site IT089) in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).

Key biodiversity
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat is intense illegal hunting.

Protected areas
National High International Low50,000 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Val d'Agri-Lagonegrese, area not known). 1,650 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Gole del Fiume Calore, 1,650 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Agri Valley. Downloaded from on 01/04/2023.