Arezzo heathlands

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
A hilly area of Tuscany, mainly covered by heathland. The area can be divided into three subsites: Alpe di Poti, Monte Ginezzo, Pian di Scò. Main land-uses are forestry, hunting and heath-cutting (`Other').

Key biodiversity
An important site for breeding raptors and passerines, especially Sylvia warblers.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are burning of vegetation, afforestation, abandonment of land management, and hunting.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Arezzo heathlands. Downloaded from on 01/12/2023.