Sila Grande

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A mountain area in southern Italy, dominated by extensive woodlands (mainly pine Pinus and beech Fagus), traditionally cultivated land, pastures, grasslands and artificial lakes. The main land-uses are forestry, agriculture, hunting and tourism.

Key biodiversity
A notable breeding site for several woodland species.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The most important threat is agricultural intensification.

Protected areas
National Partial International Partial7,084 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Calabria, 15,894 ha). 7,084 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Parco Nazionale della Calabria, 15,892 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sila Grande. Downloaded from on 22/01/2021.