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State of the world's birds case studies

Pressure: Why birds are declining
Response: What can be done to improve the status of birds

Key publications

Heath, M. F., Evans, M. I., Hoccom, D. G., Payne, A. J. and Peet, N. B. (eds) (2000) Important Bird Areas in Europe: priority sites for conservation, Volume 2 Southern Europe. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International.


  • Celada, C., Gaibani, G., Cecere, I. G., Calabrese, L. and Piovani, P. (2009) Aree importanti per gli uccelli dalla terra al mare. Studio preliminare per l’individuazione delle IBA (Important Bird Areas) in ambiente marino [Important Bird Areas from land to sea. A preliminary study of Important Bird Area designation in the marine environment]. LIPU, Ministero Dell’Ambiente and DPN. [In Italian]
  • Brunner, A., Celada, C., Rossi, P. and Gustin, M. (2002) Sviluppo di un sistema nazionale delle ZPS sulla base delle rete delle IBA (Important Bird Areas). LIPU. [In Italian]
  • Gariboldi, A., Rizzi, V. and Casde, F. (2000) Aree Importanti per l’avifauna in Italia [Important Bird Areas in Italy]. Parma: Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli. [In Italian]
  • European Commission (2014) National Summary for Article 12 2008-2012 Italy
  • European Commission (2014) National Summary for Article 12 2008-2012 Lithuania

Recommended Citation:
BirdLife International (2016) Country profile: Italy. Available from: Checked: 2016-10-28

Italy at a glance





BirdLife Partner

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli


Total number of birds 352
Globally threatened birds 14
Country endemics 0

Important Bird Areas

Number of IBAs 150
Total IBA area 4,913,489 ha

Endemic Bird Areas

Number of EBAs 0