Plateaux de Millevaches et de Gentioux

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
The site includes heathlands, meadows, ponds and marshes, deciduous and coniferous woodlands, bogs, hedgerows and bocages.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for forest and heathland birds and migrating raptors. The site is a migratory bottleneck where more than 3,000 Grus grus regularly pass.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The abandonment of grazing is leading to the expansion of forests. In particular, this threatens Circus spp. and Lullula arborea.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Plateaux de Millevaches et de Gentioux. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.