IT151
Aspromonte


Country/territory: Italy

IBA Criteria met: C7 (2002)
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Area: 3,149 ha

Protection status:

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description
A mountain area, in the southern Apennines, which includes the central area of the Aspromonte complex and two valleys which reach down to the coast. Extensive broadleaved and coniferous woodlands are the dominant habitats. The main land-uses are forestry and cattle-rearing.

Key biodiversity
An important migratory `bottleneck' site for raptors. A few thousand are thought to pass regularly every spring, mostly Pernis apivorus, with many Milvus migrans and Circus aeruginosus as well, although there have been no systematic counts.

Attributes
Raptors MOU - IBA listed under Table 3 of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Aspromonte. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/10/2020.