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.
An important breeding site for forest/mountain species, especially gamebirds, owls, raptors and woodpeckers.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Carniche Alps. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2020.