Antigorio and Formazza valleys

Country/territory: Italy

IBA Criteria met: A3, B2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 50,000 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description
A mountainous area in the south-western Alps, which includes the valleys of Antigorio and Formazza (the main ones), Devero, Carrasca and Isorno. Broadleaved and coniferous woodlands are extensive, with relatively unspoilt alpine grasslands and rocky areas. The main land-uses are cattle-rearing, forestry and tourism.

Key biodiversity
Five of the 10 species of the Eurasian high-montane biome breed in important numbers. The area is also important for Aquila chrysaetos and grouse (Tetraonidae).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Antigorio and Formazza valleys. Downloaded from on 29/01/2023.