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Monts et Plomb du Cantal


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Volcans d'Auvergne Parc naturel régional 388,953 protected area contains site 0
Vallées de la Cère et de la Jordanne Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 203 protected area overlaps with site 0
Rivières à écrevisses à pattes blanches Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 155 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Monts et Plomb du Cantal Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 6,408 protected area overlaps with site 6,023
Massif cantalien Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 6,106 protected area overlaps with site 2,337
Lacs et rivières à loutres Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 241 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Entre Sumène et Mars Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 726 protected area overlaps with site 0
Affluents rive droite de la Truyère amont Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,198 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Shrubland Heathland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Raised bogs -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Monts et Plomb du Cantal. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/monts-et-plomb-du-cantal-iba-france on 27/02/2024.