IBA criteria met: C6 (2002)
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Area: 29,802 ha
Site description (baseline)
A large area of broadleaved forest in the central Apennines, north-east of the town of Rieti, dominated by oak Quercus and beech Fagus. Shrubs and alpine grasslands dominate in the upper parts of the area. The main land-uses are hunting and nature conservation.
Important breeding site for montane species.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Rieti mountains. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/2773 on 29/05/2023.