Year of compilation: 2000
A mountain area in the central Apennines, with large tracts of broadleaved woodland and especially extensive alpine grasslands. Main land-uses are nature conservation, tourism and forestry.
A breeding site for four of the ten species of the Eurasian high-montane biome, as well as raptors and owls.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Recreation, tourism and the building of new infrastructure (e.g. roads) are the main threats to the area.
Partial71,374 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Sibillini, 71,374 ha). 17,810 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Monti Sibillini (versante umbro), 17,810 ha).
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sibillini mountains. Downloaded from
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