The area includes two freshwater lakes of volcanic origin (Bracciano and Martignano), located 20 km north-west of Rome, surrounded by extensive tracts of broadleaved woodland (oak Quercus, chestnut Castanea) and of arable land. The main land-uses are forestry, hunting and agriculture.
Fulica atra and grebes also winter in some numbers on the lakes. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (max. 1, winter).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Tourism, infrastructure development and urbanization are important threats.
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BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Bracciano and surrounding areas. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 24/03/2023.