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Nature & Wildlife: Fauna

Main Species of Fauna in Le Marche


The Le Marche region in Italy is home to a diverse range of wildlife species, thanks to its varied landscapes, from coastal areas to mountainous terrain. Some of the main species of wildlife found in Le Marche include:

Brown Bear (Ursus arctos)

The Apennine brown bear, a subspecies of the brown bear, is found in the mountainous areas of Le Marche, particularly in the Monti Sibillini National Park.


Apennine Wolf (Canis lupus italicus)

These elusive wolves inhabit the Apennine Mountains, including the Sibillini Mountains in Le Marche.


Wild Boar (Sus scrofa)

Wild boars are common throughout the region, often found in forests and wooded areas.


Red Deer (Cervus elaphus)

These majestic creatures can be spotted in the woodlands and mountains of Le Marche.


Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus)

Roe deer are also found in the region, particularly in woodland and hilly areas.


Chamois (Rupicapra)

These agile mountain goats inhabit the higher elevations of the Apennines, including the Monti Sibillini.

Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)

This impressive raptor can be seen soaring over the mountainous areas of Le Marche.

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Known for its speed and hunting prowess, peregrine falcons are often spotted in the region.

Lanner Falcon (Falco biarmicus)

Le Marche is home to the rare Lanner falcon, a bird of prey known for its striking appearance.


European Bee-Eater (Merops apiaster)

This colourful bird can be found in the region during the warmer months, particularly in agricultural areas.


Wildcats (Felis silvestris)

Wildcats, though elusive, inhabit the woodlands and forests of Le Marche.


Amphibians and Reptiles

Various species of amphibians and reptiles, including the European pond turtle and various types of frogs and salamanders, can be found in the region's wetlands and water bodies.


Marine Life

Along the Adriatic coast, you'll find a diverse range of marine life, including fish, molluscs, and various species of dolphins and whales.


Migratory Birds

Le Marche serves as an important stopover for migratory birds traveling along the Adriatic Flyway, making it a haven for birdwatchers.

These are just some of the notable wildlife species in Le Marche. The region's rich biodiversity and diverse landscapes make it a fascinating destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.

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