FR157
Les Couzes Sud


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
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC breeding 1992 15 breeding pairs B2, C6
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 1992 5 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Volcans d'Auvergne Parc naturel régional 388,953 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vallées et Gîtes de la Sianne et du Bas Alagnon Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 6,046 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Vallées et côteaux xérothermiques des Couzes et Limagnes Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,311 protected area overlaps with site 417
Sources de Zagat Terrain acquis par un conservatoire d'espaces naturels 4 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sources de St-Hérent Terrain acquis par un conservatoire d'espaces naturels 1 protected area contained by site 0
Rocher de la Jacquette Réserve naturelle nationale 18 protected area contained by site 0
Pays des Couzes Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 51,756 protected area overlaps with site 16,400
Gîtes à chauve-souris du pays des Couzes Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,231 protected area overlaps with site 342

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland -
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Les Couzes Sud. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/08/2022.