IT196
Calanchi della Basilicata


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2002 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Red Kite Milvus milvus LC resident 2001 7-15 breeding pairs C6
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2001 10-12 breeding pairs C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2002).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Valle Basento - Ferrandina Scalo Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 733 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Valle Basento - Ferrandina Scalo Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 733 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Parco nazionale del Pollino Parco Nazionale 171,132 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Massiccio del Monte Pollino e Monte Alpi Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 88,052 protected area is adjacent to site 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Calanchi della Basilicata. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/calanchi-della-basilicata-iba-italy on 27/09/2023.