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Pian di Spagna and Lake Mezzola


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

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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Riserva naturale Pian di Spagna - Lago di Mezzola Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale 1,586 protected area overlaps with site 1,740
Piano di Chiavenna Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,514 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Pian di Spagna-Lago di Mezzola Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,740 protected area overlaps with site 1,740
Pian di Spagna e Lago di Mezzola Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,715 protected area overlaps with site 1,716
Lago di Mezzola e Pian di Spagna Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,611 protected area overlaps with site 1,611

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland, Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Urban parks and gardens, Other urban and industrial areas, Ruderal land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pian di Spagna and Lake Mezzola. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/11/2020.