Anzasca and Antrona valleys

Country/territory: Italy

IBA criteria met: A3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 42,600 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description (baseline)
A mountainous area in the south-west Alps, on the east side of the Monte Rosa complex, covered mainly by broadleaved and coniferous woodlands and by alpine grasslands. The main land-uses are cattle-rearing, cultivation, forestry and tourism.

Key biodiversity
Five of the 10 species of the Eurasian high-montane biome breed in important numbers, as do grouse (Tetraonidae).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Anzasca and Antrona valleys. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.