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Location Italy, Lazio
Central coordinates 11o 34.00' East  42o 30.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3, C6
Area 5,761 ha
Altitude 200 - 460m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description A large old broadleaved woodland of oak Quercus, crossed by streams and surrounded by cultivated land. The area is located in the upper part of River Fiora, in central Italy, west of Lake Bolsena. Main land-uses are nature conservation and forestry.

Key Biodiversity An important breeding area for woodland species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Turtle-dove Streptopelia turtur breeding  1996  500 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Blue Tit Parus caeruleus resident  1996  1,000 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea resident  1996  200 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Alto corso del Fiume Fiora - IT51A0019 Birds Directive 7,111 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Monti di Castro - IT6010016 Habitats Directive 1,558 protected area overlaps with site 1,468  
Selva del Lamone Regional Nature Reserve 1,600 protected area contained by site 1,600  
Selva del Lamone - IT6010013 Habitats Directive 3,066 protected area overlaps with site 2,548  
Selva del Lamone e Monti di Castro - IT6010056 Birds Directive 5,705 protected area overlaps with site 4,646  
Sistema fluviale Fiora - Olpeta - IT6010017 Habitats Directive 1,040 protected area overlaps with site 630  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  80%
Shrubland   10%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
forestry 20%
nature conservation and research 80%

Protection status National Partial International None1,600 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Reserve (Selva del Lamone, 1,600 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Selva del Lamone. Downloaded from on 31/03/2015

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