FR240
Crau


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
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata LC breeding 1996 150-170 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT winter 1996 1,600 individuals A1, C1
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT breeding 1996 450-500 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1, C6
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 1991 10-50 breeding pairs C2, C6
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 1991 300 breeding pairs B2, C6
Little Owl Athene noctua LC breeding 1991 100 breeding pairs B2
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 1991 10 breeding pairs C6
Black Kite Milvus migrans LC breeding 1991 50 breeding pairs C6
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 1991 70 breeding pairs B2, C6
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 1996 42-50 breeding pairs A1, C1, C6
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra LC breeding 1996 10-30 breeding pairs C6
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla LC breeding 1991 1,000 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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Poitevine-Regarde-Venir Réserve naturelle régionale 221 protected area contained by site 0
Mare de lanau Terrain acquis par un conservatoire d'espaces naturels 24 protected area contained by site 0
Marais entre Crau et Grand Rhône Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,234 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Marais de la vallée des Baux et marais d'Arles Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 11,061 protected area overlaps with site 626
MARAIS DE L’ILON Land acquired by Conservatoire du Littoral (national seaside and lakeside conservancy) 176 protected area overlaps with site 0
Les Coussouls de Crau Nature Reserve 7,411 protected area contained by site 7,411
Les Alpilles Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 17,334 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Les Alpilles Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 27,006 protected area is adjacent to site 0
La Poitevine Private Reserve 146 protected area contained by site 146
LA CRAU Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 1,270 protected area overlaps with site 0
L'Ilon Réserve naturelle régionale 176 protected area overlaps with site 0
FR248 Nature Reserve 140 protected area contained by site 140
Crau centrale - Crau sèche Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 31,538 protected area overlaps with site 25,253
Crau Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 39,333 protected area overlaps with site 39,333
Coussouls de Crau Réserve naturelle nationale 7,411 protected area overlaps with site 0
Camargue Parc naturel régional 99,931 protected area overlaps with site 0
Alpilles Parc naturel régional 51,059 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Crau. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/11/2020.