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Haute chaîne du Jura: défilé de l'écluse, Etournel et Mont Vuache


Country/territory: France

IBA Criteria met: A4iv, B1iv, B2, C5, C6 (2000)
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Area: 12,400 ha

Protection status:

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description
An area of ponds, a river with riverine forest, cliffs and rocky slopes, conifer forests, and alpine meadows.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding mountain and forest species. The site is a major migratory bottleneck, where more than 20,000 raptors pass on a regular basis (including Pernis apivorus 10,000; Milvus migrans 20,000; Buteo buteo 20,000).

Attributes
Raptors MOU - IBA listed under Table 3 of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Haute chaîne du Jura: défilé de l'écluse, Etournel et Mont Vuache. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2020.