Tarvisio Forest

Country/territory: Italy

IBA Criteria met: B2, B3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 23,300 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description
One of the largest forests in the Alps, relatively intact and undisturbed. The area is comprised mainly of native coniferous woodland of spruce Picea abies and mixed woodland, with some alpine pastures and grasslands. Cattle-grazing and forestry are the main human activities.

Key biodiversity
An important site for forest/mountain species of grouse, raptor and woodpecker. Counts refer mostly to 1995. Breeding species of global conservation concern that does not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (2-4 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tarvisio Forest. Downloaded from on 03/02/2023.