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.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Winter-sport resorts are the main threat to the area.
National None International LowIBA contains Special Protection Area (Monti Reatini, area not known).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rieti mountains. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 12/11/2019.