FR155
Gorges de la Truyère


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 Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus LC breeding 1991 30-40 breeding pairs C6
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 1991 13-15 breeding pairs B2, C6
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus LC breeding 1991 15-20 breeding pairs B2, C6
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus LC breeding 1991 7-12 breeding pairs C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus NT breeding 1991 40-50 breeding pairs B3, C6
Black Kite Milvus migrans LC breeding 1991 100 breeding pairs B2, C6
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius LC breeding 1991 50 breeding pairs C6
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC breeding 1991 3-4 breeding pairs 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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Rivières à écrevisses à pattes blanches Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 155 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Planèze de Saint Flour Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 25,193 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Haute vallée du Lot entre Espalion et Saint-Laurent-d'Olt et gorges de la Truyère; basse vallée du Lot et le Goul Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,654 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Gorges de la Truyère Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 16,681 protected area overlaps with site 2,649
Gorges de la Truyère Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 21,569 protected area overlaps with site 16,279
Affluents rive droite de la Truyère amont Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,198 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Shrubland Heathland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gorges de la Truyère. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/12/2020.