FR219
Gorges de la Vis et cirque de Navacelles


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
Woodlark Lullula arborea LC breeding 1997 50-100 breeding pairs C6
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris LC breeding 1991 10-100 breeding pairs C6
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana LC breeding 1997 25-100 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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Hautes Garrigues du Montpelliérais Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 45,444 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Gorges de Rieutord; Fage et Cagnasse Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 12,308 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Gorges de la Vis et de la Virenque Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,501 protected area overlaps with site 4,412
Gorges de la Vis et cirque de Navacelles Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 20,277 protected area overlaps with site 14,938
Cévennes [aire d'adhésion] Parc national, aire d'adhésion 229,726 protected area overlaps with site 0
Causse du Larzac Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 29,619 protected area overlaps with site 7,325
Causse du Larzac Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 29,555 protected area overlaps with site 0
Causse de Campestre et Luc Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,624 protected area overlaps with site 478
Causse de Blandas Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 7,913 protected area overlaps with site 7,913

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest, Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Shrubland Heathland, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Ruderal land -
Caves and Subterranean Habitats (non-aquatic) Caves -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gorges de la Vis et cirque de Navacelles. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/01/2022.