Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
An area of Quercus and Pinus forests, garrigue and rocky areas, vineyards, orchards, arable fields and rivers. Forestry and agriculture are the main human activities.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding raptors.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are intensive forestry, river pollution, high hunting pressure (including illegal hunting during spring migration) and recreation.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Minervois. Downloaded from on 23/11/2020.