FR250
Plateau de l'Arbois, garrigues de Lancon et chaîne des Côtes


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT breeding 1996 10-20 breeding pairs A1, C1, C6
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC breeding 1991 10-20 breeding pairs B2, C6
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 1991 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata LC breeding 1996 5 breeding pairs B2, C6
Black Kite Milvus migrans LC breeding 1991 10-100 breeding pairs B2, C6
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 1991 10-50 breeding pairs B2, C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
PLATEAU DE VITROLLES Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 121 protected area contained by site 0
Plateau de l'Arbois Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,292 protected area contained by site 4,292
La Sambre Arrêté de protection de biotope 42 protected area overlaps with site 0
La Barben Private Reserve 285 protected area contained by site 285
Garrigues de Lançon et Chaînes alentour Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 27,471 protected area overlaps with site 27,471
Domaine de Calissane Arrêté de protection de biotope 587 protected area contained by site 0
Alpilles Parc naturel régional 51,059 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Plateau de l'Arbois, garrigues de Lancon et chaîne des Côtes. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/plateau-de-larbois-garrigues-de-lancon-et-chaîne-des-côtes-iba-france on 22/02/2024.