Anapo gorges

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
Rocky gorges created by the Anapo river between the villages of Palazzolo Acreide and Sortino, in eastern Sicily. Habitats include maquis, grasslands and cultivated land.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding site for raptors and for five of the 20 species of the Mediterranean biome.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat is the destruction of garrigue for reforestation projects.

Protected areas
National High International None3,712 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Reserve (Pantalica, Valle dell'Anapo e Torrente Cava Grande, 3,712 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Anapo gorges. Downloaded from on 07/05/2021.