Ligurian Alps

Country/territory: Italy

IBA criteria met: C6 (2002)
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Area: 16,332 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description (baseline)
A mountain area in the south-west corner of the Italian Alps, from Monte Alto to Monte Tanarello, at the border with France. The area includes both Mediterranean and alpine habitats, from broadleaved evergreen woodlands to alpine grasslands. Tourism and cattle-breeding are the most important human activities.

Key biodiversity
There are important breeding numbers of several raptors, gamebirds and species of forest or open country.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ligurian Alps. Downloaded from on 09/06/2023.