IT204
Gran Sasso and Laga mountains


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca NT resident 1995 200 breeding pairs C6
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus LC breeding 1998 100 breeding pairs C6
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC resident 1997 3-4 breeding pairs C6
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus LC resident 1997 1 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC resident 1997 10 breeding pairs C6
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC breeding 1995-1998 400 breeding pairs C6
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax LC resident 1997 148-190 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC resident 1997 17-19 breeding pairs A3
Woodlark Lullula arborea LC resident 1990-2001 400 breeding pairs C6
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC resident 1997-2000 min 10 breeding pairs A3
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis LC breeding 1995-1998 30 breeding pairs C6
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC breeding 1997-2000 50-150 breeding pairs A3
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis LC resident 1997-2000 80-150 breeding pairs A3
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris LC breeding 1990-2001 600 breeding pairs C6
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana LC breeding 2001 150 breeding pairs C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Valle della Corte Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,814 protected area contained by site 749
S. Gerbone Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 679 protected area contained by site 679
Riserva naturale del Lago di Campotosto Riserva Naturale Statale 1,600 protected area contained by site 0
Primo tratto del Fiume Tirino e Macchiozze di San Vito Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,294 protected area overlaps with site 1,231
Parco Nazionale Gran Sasso - Monti della Laga Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 143,311 is identical to site 143,311
Parco nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga Parco Nazionale 141,341 is identical to site 0
Monti della Laga e Lago di Campotosto Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 15,816 protected area contained by site 15,816
Monti della Laga (Area Sommitale) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,424 protected area contained by site 2,424
Monte Picca - Monte di Roccatagliata Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,766 protected area overlaps with site 1,766
Monte Comunitore Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 696 protected area contained by site 507
Montagne dei Fiori e di Campli e Gole del Salinello Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,221 protected area overlaps with site 3,958
Montagna dei Fiori Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 606 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Montagna dei Fiori Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 606 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Macera della Morte Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 465 protected area contained by site 421
Lago Secco e Agro Nero Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 135 protected area contained by site 135
Gran Sasso Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 33,995 protected area contained by site 33,995
Fiume Tronto tra Favalanciata e Acquasanta Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 964 protected area overlaps with site 446
Boschi ripariali del Tronto Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 153 protected area overlaps with site 69

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Grassland -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Wetlands (inland) -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
agriculture -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gran Sasso and Laga mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/11/2020.