Crete Senesi

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A hilly area of Tuscany, south-east of the town of Siena. There are large tracts of cultivated land, small woodlands, gorges and highly eroded slopes. Agriculture is the main land-use.

Key biodiversity
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat is agricultural intensification, which destroys the eroded land-forms that are important nest-sites for breeding raptors.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Crete Senesi. Downloaded from on 02/04/2023.