Aletsch region

Country/territory: Switzerland

IBA Criteria met: A3, B2 (2000)
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Area: 4,837 ha

SVS/BirdLife Switzerland
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2011 low not assessed negligible
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Site summary
A mountain ridge in the central Alps, bordering the Aletsch glacier. The south-facing slope has conifer forests, alpine meadows, pastures and villages. The north-facing hillside has native larcharolla pine forest and scree. An important site for species breeding in subalpine and alpine habitats. A regional ski-centre, within the IBA, has been extended and plans for further developments exist.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Aletsch region. Downloaded from on 05/02/2023.