Mont Blanc (Italian side)

Country/territory: Italy

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2002)
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Area: 9,097 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description
The Italian side of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain of the Alps, from Col de la Seigne up to Col Ferret. The site includes typical alpine habitats, especially glaciers (50% of the area) and rocky areas.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding site for five of the 10 species of the Eurasian high-montane biome, and for two gamebirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mont Blanc (Italian side). Downloaded from on 05/02/2023.