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A broad river valley in the central Alps. The valley is dominated by agricultural land, characterized by small plots, and some alluvial forests. The IBA includes a south-facing hillside with some traditional agriculture and xerophytic vegetation. It is an important site for species found in semi-open landscapes, including Rock Partridge, Wryneck, Redstart and Rock Thrush. The main threats in the valley are from infrastructural developments, particularly road and railway, the building of a golf course, and industrial development. There are projects to remove dams along some sections of the River Rhône.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Central Valais between Sierre and Visp. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/09/2021.