A pre-Alpine mountain area on the west side of Lago di Garda, north of the town of Salò. The site is rich in broadleaved woodlands, grasslands, gorges and rocky cliffs. It is almost uninhabited and mainly used for nature conservation.
A notable breeding site for raptors and gamebirds.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat is the possibility that the park will be abolished or that its status will be downgraded so as to allow hunting again, a topic that is presently (1997) under discussion. Some or all of the site is covered by a management plan.
National High International None38,269 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Park (Alto Garda Bresciano, 38,269 ha).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alto Garda Bresciano. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 29/03/2023.