Country/territory: Italy

IBA criteria met: B2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 115,814 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description (2000 baseline)
The largest mountain complex in the southern Apennines, with a high diversity of habitats including maquis, broadleaved, mixed and coniferous woodlands, dry and alpine grasslands, pastures, and cultivated land. The presence and percentage cover of habitats (listed in the header) refer only to the part of the site within Calabria region.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding area for raptors and species of forest, mountain and open country. Ornithological data only refer to the part of Pollino that is in Calabria region.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Pollino. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.