Orosei Gulf, Supramonte and Gennargentu

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A large area of east-central Sardinia that includes coastal and mountain habitats. Vegetation is dominated by maquis along the coast (Orosei Gulf) and by broadleaved evergreen woodlands, pastures, gorges and rocky cliffs in the mountains inland (Gennargentu mountains). The main land-use is stock-rearing.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding site for raptors and for five of the 21 species of the Mediterranean biome.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Tourism along the coast, fires, new roads, and deforestation are the main threats.

Protected areas
National High International None59,102 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Gennargentu, Golfo di Orosei, area not known).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Orosei Gulf, Supramonte and Gennargentu. Downloaded from on 25/03/2023.