FR147
Haut Val d'Allier


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus LC breeding 1991 100-200 breeding pairs B2, C6
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC breeding 1991 12-15 breeding pairs C6
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus LC breeding 1991 50-100 breeding pairs B3, C6
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus LC breeding 1991 4-6 breeding pairs B2, C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 1991 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus LC breeding 1991 10-20 breeding pairs C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus LC breeding 1991 50-100 breeding pairs B3, C6
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 1991 15-50 breeding pairs B2, C6
Milvus migrans NR breeding 1991 40-100 breeding pairs B2, C6
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis LC breeding 1991 10-20 breeding pairs C6
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius LC breeding 1991 40-100 breeding pairs C6
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC breeding 1991 100-500 breeding pairs C6
Woodlark Lullula arborea LC breeding 1991 100-500 breeding pairs B2, C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Val d'Allier / Vieille Brioude / Langeac Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,929 protected area overlaps with site 2,750
Section à moules perlières de la Truyère Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Rivières à écrevisses à pattes blanches Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 155 protected area overlaps with site 60
Pont de Desges Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 108 protected area contained by site 38
Lacs et rivières à loutres Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 241 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Haut Val d'Allier Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 58,906 protected area overlaps with site 52,700
Gorges de l'Allier et affluents Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 16,019 protected area overlaps with site 8,792

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Heathland -
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Haut Val d'Allier. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/01/2022.