IBA criteria met: C6 (2002)
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Area: 121,876 ha
Site description (baseline)
A mountainous area of limestone karst in the central Apennines, covered mainly by broadleaved forests (especially beech Fagus) and extensive rocky pastures. The site is rich in rocky cliffs and caves. The main land-use is the rearing of cattle and horses.
An important site for some raptor and passerine species.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ernici and Simbruini mountains. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/2779 on 04/06/2023.