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.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
There are no major threats. There is research on Tetrao tetrix by Osservatorio Faunistico di Udine.
National Low International None2,000 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Reserve (Bordaglia, 2,000 ha).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Carniche Alps. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 10/08/2022.