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Pools of Florence plain


Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
A complex of small freshwater pools, wetlands, abandoned pits and cultivated land on a plain west of Florence. The pools are used mainly as game reserves. Agriculture is the most important human activity away from the pools.



Key biodiversity
Important especially for the colony of Nycticorax nycticorax.



Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are industrialization, urbanization, hunting and the development of infrastructure. One of the pools is a proposed LIPU reserve.



Protected areas
National None International None




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Pools of Florence plain. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/pools-of-florence-plain-iba-italy on 02/03/2024.