Year of compilation: 2000
A largely marine area with sand and shingle beaches, cliffs, heathlands, meadows and arable fields.
The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds on passage, on a regular basis. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet criteria: Aythya nyroca
(passage and wintering).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Oil pollution of marine areas from shipping (`Other' threats, above) is a major threat and frequently affects seabirds.
High8,600 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (Cap Gris-nez, 8,600 ha). 8,600 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Cap Gris-nez, 8,600 ha).
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cap Gris-nez. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 17/01/2021.