IBA criteria met: A1, B2, C1, C6 (2000)
For more information about IBA criteria, please click here
Area: 60,000 ha
Site description (baseline)
A mountain area in the central Apennines, between Monti Sibillini (in the north) and Gran Sasso d'Italia (in the south). The main habitats are extensive broadleaved forests (oak Quercus, beech Fagus), alpine grasslands, cultivated land, and a freshwater lake (Lago di Campotosto). The main land-use is nature conservation and tourism.
The lake holds nationally important numbers of wintering waterbirds.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Laga mountains. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/2770 on 30/05/2023.