Alpi Apuane

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
A mountain complex in Tuscany, east of the towns of Massa and Carrara. The area is particularly rich in rocky areas and alpine grasslands. The main land-uses are grazing, nature conservation, and marble extraction.

Key biodiversity
Important breeding site for montane passerines.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat is from marble quarrying. Some or all of the site is covered by a management plan.

Protected areas
National High International HighIBA contains Wildlife Reserve (Campocatino, area not known). 16,800 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Park (Alpi Apuane, 60,000 ha). 16,800 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Praterie primarie e secondarie delle Apuane, 17,414 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Alpi Apuane. Downloaded from on 05/12/2023.