Gran Sasso d'Italia

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca NT breeding - present C6
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 1995 30-40 breeding pairs C6
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC resident 1996 2 breeding pairs C6
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus LC resident 1996 1-2 breeding pairs B2
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC resident 1996 10-15 breeding pairs B2, C6
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC breeding 1996 min 30 breeding pairs C6
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC resident 1996 common A3
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC resident 1996 frequent A3
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC resident 1996 common A3
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis LC resident 1996 common A3
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris LC breeding 1996 min 30 breeding pairs C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Riserva naturale controllata Lago di Penne Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale 150 protected area contained by site 150
Gran Sasso - Monti della Laga National Park 145,000 protected area contains site 75,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gran Sasso d'Italia. Downloaded from on 29/03/2023.