IT035
Maritime Alps


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

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 1995 350-550 breeding pairs C6
Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta LC resident 1995 min 100 breeding pairs C6
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix LC resident 1995 230-410 breeding pairs C6
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus LC resident 1995 13-18 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC breeding 1995 4-7 breeding pairs C6
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC resident 1995 16-20 breeding pairs C6
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 1995 5-9 breeding pairs C6
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius LC resident 1995 min 20 breeding pairs C6
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC resident 1995 7-10 breeding pairs C6
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax LC resident 1995 55-85 breeding pairs C6
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1991-1994 2,900-3,200 individuals B1iv, C5

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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vallone di Orgials - Colle della Lombarda Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 530 protected area contained by site 530
Vallone dell'Arma Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 796 protected area overlaps with site 0
Stura di Demonte Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,174 protected area overlaps with site 411
Stura di Demonte Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,174 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sorgenti del Maira; Bosco di Saretto, Rocca Provenzale Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 727 protected area overlaps with site 577
Saccarello - Garlenda Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 984 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Piancavallo Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,142 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Parco naturale delle Alpi Marittime Parco naturale regionale/provinciale 27,832 protected area overlaps with site 0
Parco naturale della Alta Valle Pesio e Tanaro Parco naturale regionale/provinciale 6,638 protected area contained by site 0
Monte Saccarello - Monte Fronté Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,927 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Gruppo del Tenibres Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,450 protected area contained by site 5,450
Gruppo del Monviso e Bosco dell'Alevè Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,232 protected area overlaps with site 4,250
Gruppo del Monviso e Bosco dell'Alevè Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 7,232 protected area overlaps with site 0
Colle e Lago della Maddalena; Val Puriac Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,834 protected area contained by site 1,834
Cima di Piano Cavallo - Bric Cornia Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,486 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Bosco e Laghi di Palanfre Regional Nature Reserve 1,061 protected area contained by site 1,061
Alte Valli Stura e Maira Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 42,009 protected area contained by site 42,009
Alte Valli Pesio e Tanaro Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 11,278 protected area overlaps with site 9,151
Alte Valli Pesio e Tanaro Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 11,278 protected area overlaps with site 0
Alta Valle Pesio Regional Nature Park 3,955 protected area contained by site 3,955
Alpi Marittime Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 33,672 protected area overlaps with site 26,485
Alpi Marittime Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 33,672 protected area overlaps with site 0
Alpi Marittime Regional Nature Park 25,643 protected area contained by site 25,643

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Shrubland -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Wetlands (inland) -
Coastline -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Maritime Alps. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2022.