Sirente, Velino and Duchessa mountains

Country/territory: Italy

IBA criteria met: B2, C2, C6 (2002)
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Area: 75,134 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description (baseline)
A mountain area in the central Apennines, including Monte Velino, Monte Sirente and Montagne della Duchessa. The main habitats are extensive broadleaved forests (Fagus), alpine grasslands and rocky areas. The main land-uses are nature conservation, cultivation, stock-rearing, and tourism.

Key biodiversity
An important site for birds of prey and mountain species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sirente, Velino and Duchessa mountains. Downloaded from on 09/06/2023.