Country/territory: Italy

IBA criteria met: B2, C2, C6 (2002)
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Area: 71,224 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description (baseline)
A mountain area in the central Apennines, south-east of the town of Isernia. Habitats include extensive broadleaved woodlands (oak Quercus, beech Fagus), rocky areas, agricultural land, and a karstic lake, Lago del Matese (500 ha). The main land-uses are forestry and agriculture.

Key biodiversity
An important site for breeding birds of prey.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Matese. Downloaded from on 03/06/2023.