Year of compilation: 2000
Rocky gorges created by the Anapo river between the villages of Palazzolo Acreide and Sortino, in eastern Sicily. Habitats include maquis, grasslands and cultivated land.
An important breeding site for raptors and for five of the 20 species of the Mediterranean biome.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat is the destruction of garrigue for reforestation projects.
None3,712 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Reserve (Pantalica, Valle dell'Anapo e Torrente Cava Grande, 3,712 ha).
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Anapo gorges. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 18/05/2021.