Préalpes de Grasse

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
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax LC breeding 1991 10-100 breeding pairs C6
Blue Rock-thrush Monticola solitarius LC breeding 1991 1-10 breeding pairs B2

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)
Rivière et gorges du Loup Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,620 protected area overlaps with site 216
Préalpes de Grasse Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 18,192 protected area overlaps with site 5,895
Préalpes de Grasse Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 23,163 protected area overlaps with site 6,276
Préalpes d’Azur Parc naturel régional 89,392 protected area overlaps with site 0
FR271 Hunting Reserve 2,415 protected area contained by site 2,415


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Coastline Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Préalpes de Grasse. Downloaded from on 25/09/2020.