Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
Various groups of mountains in the Alps, with extensive scree and boulders, cliffs, alpine grasslands, scrub and coniferous woodlands.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding site for at least four of the 10 species of the Eurasian high-montane biome, and for grouse and woodpeckers.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from tourism and hunting of grouse. The latter practice is unsustainable, especially for Lagopus mutus helveticus.

Protected areas
National High International None11,192 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Park (Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, 11,192 ha). 11,635 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Park (Dolomiti di Sesto, 11,635 ha). 25,680 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Park (Fanes Sennes Braies, 25,680 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Dolomites. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.