Generoso mountain

Country/territory: Switzerland

IBA Criteria met: B2 (2000)
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Area: 6,215 ha

SVS/BirdLife Switzerland
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 medium not assessed low
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Site summary
A mountainous area in the southern foothills of the Alps. The site is dominated by deciduous forests. There are also small villages with areas of traditional agriculture. An important site for species associated with agriculture and forest in the foothills and montane zone. Wryneck, Green Woodpecker and Common Redstart occur in high densities. The main threat is abandonment of traditional agriculture, which results in the loss of hay-meadows as they succeed to scrub and forest.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Generoso mountain. Downloaded from on 27/01/2023.