CH028
Maggia valley


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca NT breeding 1996 40-60 breeding pairs B2
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla LC breeding 1996 20-40 breeding pairs B2
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC resident 1996 25 breeding pairs A3
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC resident 1996 present A3
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus LC breeding 1996 100 breeding pairs B2
Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush Monticola saxatilis LC breeding 1996 10-25 breeding pairs B2
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC resident 1996 30-50 breeding pairs A3
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis LC resident 1996 present A3
Serinus citrinella NR breeding 1996 present A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 medium not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration likely in long term (beyond 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution excess energy - noise pollution happening now whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Very little or no conservation action taking place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Valle Magia Smaragd-Gebiete 414 protected area contained by site 0
Val Verzasca Landscapes and Natural Monuments of National Importance 19,439 protected area overlaps with site 3,933
Torbeccio Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 2 protected area contained by site 0
Saleggio Bundesinventar der Auengebiete von nationaler Bedeutung 71 protected area contained by site 71
Piano sopra Visletto Bundesinventar der Hoch- und √úbergangsmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 0 protected area contained by site 3
Maggia Bundesinventar der Auengebiete von nationaler Bedeutung 406 protected area contained by site 406
Lanca Saligin Bundesinventar der Amphibienlaichgebiete von nationaler Bedeutung 68 protected area contained by site 0
Lago di Masnee Bundesinventar der Amphibienlaichgebiete von nationaler Bedeutung 1 protected area contained by site 0
Laghetto Pianca Bundesinventar der Amphibienlaichgebiete von nationaler Bedeutung 2 protected area contained by site 0
Da l'Ovi Federal Inventory of Dry Grasslands and Pastures of National Importance 5 protected area overlaps with site 0
Brione Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 1 protected area contained by site 0
Aurigeno Bundesinventar der Trockenwiesen und -weiden von nationaler Bedeutung 1 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest, Treeline ecotone -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs, Scree & boulders -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Raised bogs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban parks and gardens, Other urban and industrial areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
tourism/recreation -
agriculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Maggia valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/11/2020.