IT019
Iseo peatlands


Country/territory: Italy

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2002)
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Area: 376 ha

Protection status:

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description
Freshwater pools formed by peat-cutting in the pre-Alps, south of Lago d'Iseo. The pools are fringed by reedbeds, wet meadows and woodlands. Most of the peat was extracted after the Second World War. The main land-uses are nature conservation and recreation activities.

Key biodiversity
A breeding and wintering site for waterbirds and reedbed passerines.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Iseo peatlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/10/2020.