Bois des Ayes

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
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix LC breeding 1991 15-100 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum LC breeding 1991 10 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)
Rochebrune - Izoard - Vallée de la Cerveyrette Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 26,801 protected area contains site 450
Queyras Parc naturel régional 58,968 protected area is adjacent to site 0
FR266 Biological Reserve 250 protected area contained by site 250
Bois des Ayes Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 882 protected area contains site 450
Bois des Ayes Réserve biologique 396 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland -
Shrubland Heathland -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bois des Ayes. Downloaded from on 28/05/2020.