A mountain complex in southern Italy, including the sites Monte Sirino, Monte Raparo, Monte dell'Agresto, Monte Caldarosa, Monte Volturino, and Gole del fiume Calore. The main habitats are broadleaved and mixed woodlands, cliffs and agricultural land, crossed by rivers and streams. Land-uses include forestry, cultivation and cattle-rearing. `Gole del Fiume Calore' was listed as a separate IBA (former site IT089) in the previous pan-European IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat is intense illegal hunting.
National High International Low50,000 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Val d'Agri-Lagonegrese, area not known). 1,650 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Gole del Fiume Calore, 1,650 ha).
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Agri Valley. Downloaded from
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