Archipel de Molène

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
European Storm-petrel Hydrobates pelagicus LC breeding 1991 150-200 breeding pairs C6
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus LC breeding 1991 6,000-6,500 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B3, C3
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus LC breeding 1991 400-450 breeding pairs B3
Arctic Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus LC breeding 1991 5,500 breeding pairs B1i
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1991 10-40 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)
Ouessant-Molène Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 77,288 protected area contains site 10,900
Ouessant-Molène Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 77,114 protected area contains site 10,900
Iroise Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 342,800 protected area contains site 0
Iroise Parc naturel marin 350,000 protected area contains site 0
Iroise Réserve naturelle nationale 39 protected area contained by site 39
Iroise UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 20,613 protected area contains site 10,900
Iles D'Iroise Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 35 protected area contained by site 0
FR007 Private Reserve 40 protected area overlaps with site 40
FR007 Hunting Reserve 10,000 protected area contained by site 10,000
Armorique Parc naturel régional 125,779 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Open Sea -
Coastline Rock stacks and islets, Sand dunes & beaches, Shingle & stony beaches, Lagoons -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Archipel de Molène. Downloaded from on 09/04/2020.