Campo dei Fiori, Valganna and Cuvia valley

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
A subalpine, mountainous area north of the town of Varese, covered mainly by broadleaved woodlands, with some streams and small lakes. The main land-uses are recreation and forestry.

Key biodiversity
The area is important mainly for species of woodland passerine and for some breeding raptors.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are urbanization, including the building of new infrastructure, and the abandonment of land management. The site is a candidate Special Protection Area.

Protected areas
National Partial International None5,400 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Park (Campo dei Fiori, 5,400 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Campo dei Fiori, Valganna and Cuvia valley. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.