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Orobie Alps and pre-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 resident 1995-1998 343 individuals C6
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix LC resident 1995-1998 798 individuals C6
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 2000 11 breeding pairs A1, C1, C6
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC resident 1990 13 breeding pairs C6
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius LC resident 1995 present 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)
Valtorta e Valmoresca Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,682 protected area contained by site 1,682
Valli di San Antonio Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,160 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Valle Parina Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,225 protected area overlaps with site 1,790
Valle di Piazzatorre - Isola di Fondra Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,513 protected area overlaps with site 1,567
Valle del Livrio Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,108 protected area overlaps with site 1,518
Valle del Bitto di Gerola Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,458 protected area overlaps with site 1,570
Valle del Bitto di Albaredo Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,399 protected area overlaps with site 2,157
Valle d'Arigna e Ghiacciaio di Pizzo di Coca Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,143 protected area overlaps with site 2,258
Valle Asinina Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,506 protected area contained by site 1,506
Val Venina Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,644 protected area contained by site 3,644
Val Tartano Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,451 protected area contained by site 1,452
Val Sedornia - Val Zurio - Pizzo della Presolana Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 12,962 protected area overlaps with site 10,223
Val Nossana - Cima di Grem Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,369 protected area overlaps with site 2,770
Val Madre Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,486 protected area overlaps with site 1,250
Val Lesina Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,184 protected area overlaps with site 656
Val di Scalve Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 671 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Val Cervia Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,893 protected area overlaps with site 1,561
Val Bondone - Val Caronella Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,500 protected area overlaps with site 1,074
Val Belviso Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 766 protected area contained by site 766
Riserva naturale Boschi del Giovetto di Palline Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale 675 protected area overlaps with site 0
Parco Regionale Orobie Valtellinesi Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 22,815 protected area overlaps with site 19,998
Parco Regionale Orobie Bergamasche Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 48,973 protected area overlaps with site 48,973
Orobie Valtellinesi Regional Nature Park 44,000 protected area contained by site 44,000
Orobie Bergamasche Regional Nature Park 63,000 protected area contained by site 63,000
Boschi del Giovetto di Paline Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 597 protected area overlaps with site 273
Boschi del Giovetto di Paline Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 597 protected area overlaps with site 0
Belviso Barbellino Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,944 protected area contained by site 1,944
Alta Val di Scalve Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 7,053 protected area overlaps with site 6,224
Alta Val Brembana - Laghi Gemelli Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,251 protected area contained by site 4,251

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Shrubland -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Orobie Alps and pre-Alps. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/01/2022.