Carniche Alps

Country/territory: Italy

IBA criteria met: A1, C1, C6 (2002)
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Area: 43,496 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description (2000 baseline)
A mountain area in the south-east Alps, bordering Austria to the north. The site includes extensive coniferous woodlands of spruce Picea abies, alpine grasslands, streams and rocky areas. Forestry and hunting are the main land-uses.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding site for forest/mountain species, especially gamebirds, owls, raptors and woodpeckers.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Carniche Alps. Downloaded from on 21/02/2024.