State of the world's birds case studies

State: What we know about the changing state of birds
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.


  • Rocamora, G.(1994) Les Zones Importantes pour la Conservation des Oiseaux en France [Important Bird Areas in France]. Angoulême: Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux and Ministère de l’Environment. [In French]

France at a glance




643,801 km2

BirdLife Partner

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux


Total number of birds 357
Globally threatened birds 16
Country endemics 1

Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas

Number of IBAs 277
Total IBA area 9,713,468 ha

Endemic Bird Areas

Number of EBAs 1

Recommended Citation
BirdLife International (2019) Country profile: France. Available from Checked: 2019-04-24