Mont Blanc (Italian side)

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 Ptarmigan Lagopus muta LC resident 2000 60 males C6

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)
Val Ferret Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 9,080 is identical to site 9,080
Talweg della Val Ferret Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 120 protected area contained by site 120
Ambienti Glaciali del Monte Bianco Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 12,557 protected area overlaps with site 4,321


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mont Blanc (Italian side). Downloaded from on 15/08/2022.