Gargano promontory

Country/territory: Italy

IBA criteria met: A1, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 240,000 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description (baseline)
A mountainous promontory along the south Adriatic coast. The main habitats are broadleaved and coniferous woodlands and agricultural land, with rocky sea cliffs. The main land-uses are forestry, agriculture and tourism.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding site for raptors and for some open-country species. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (1-5 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Gargano promontory. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023.