IT129
Gargano promontory


Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
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).



Protected areas
National Partial International Low120,000 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Gargano, 133,000 ha [boundaries are under discussion]). 48 ha of IBA covered by State Nature Reserve (Falascone, 48 ha). 124 ha of IBA covered by State Nature Reserve (Monte Barone, 124 ha). 56 ha of IBA covered by Integral Nature Reserve (Sfilzi, 56 ha). 399 ha of IBA covered by Biogenetic Reserve (Foresta Umbra, 399 ha). 48 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Falascone, 48 ha). 399 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Foresta Umbra, 399 ha). 124 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Monte Barone, 124 ha). 56 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Sfilzi, 56 ha).




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gargano promontory. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2020.