IT100
Lake Alviano


Country/territory: Italy

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2000)
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Area: 900 ha

Protection status:

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description
A man-made lake in central Italy, created by the construction of a hydroelectric dam on the Tevere river. Habitats include open water, a large reedbed (450 ha), wet woodland of poplar Populus, alder Alnus and willow Salix (150 ha), and freshwater marshes. The surroundings are agricultural. The main land-use is nature conservation.

Key biodiversity
An important stop-over point for some wetland species, mainly those on passage through central Italy.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Alviano. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/07/2020.