FR064
Cap Gris-nez


Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A largely marine area with sand and shingle beaches, cliffs, heathlands, meadows and arable fields.



Key biodiversity
The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds on passage, on a regular basis. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet criteria: Aythya nyroca (passage and wintering).



Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Oil pollution of marine areas from shipping (`Other' threats, above) is a major threat and frequently affects seabirds.



Protected areas
National High International High8,600 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (Cap Gris-nez, 8,600 ha). 8,600 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Cap Gris-nez, 8,600 ha).




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cap Gris-nez. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/08/2020.