FR212
Gorges de la Dourbie et causses avoisinants


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 Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus LC breeding 1991 10-100 breeding pairs C6
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT breeding 1991 10-20 breeding pairs A1, C1, C6
Burhinus oedicnemus NR breeding 1991 10-100 breeding pairs B2, C6
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC breeding 1991 12 breeding pairs C6
Circaetus gallicus NR breeding 1991 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 1991 3-7 breeding pairs C6
Circus cyaneus NR breeding 1991 4-8 breeding pairs C6
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius LC breeding 1991 10-100 breeding pairs C6
Falco peregrinus NR breeding 1991 3-4 breeding pairs C6
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC breeding 1991 10-100 breeding pairs C6
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax LC breeding 1991 10-100 breeding pairs C6
Dartford Warbler Sylvia undata NT breeding 1991 100-500 breeding pairs B2, C6
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris LC breeding 1991 10-100 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)
Massif de l'Aigoual et du Lingas Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 10,593 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Les Cévennes Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 58,821 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Les Alasses Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 580 protected area overlaps with site 127
Gorges du Tarn et de la Jonte Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,479 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Gorges de Trevezel Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 396 protected area contained by site 396
Gorges de la Dourbie et causses avoisinants Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 10,619 protected area overlaps with site 19,879
Gorges de la Dourbie Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 7,087 protected area overlaps with site 6,134
FR219 UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 9,600 protected area overlaps with site 6,400
Cévennes National Park - Core Area 91,279 protected area overlaps with site 6,400
Causse Noir et ses corniches Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 13,990 protected area overlaps with site 3,558
Causse noir Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 31,216 protected area overlaps with site 2,365
Causse Noir Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 6,205 protected area overlaps with site 2,365

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Heathland, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Caves and subterranean habitats (non-aquatic) Caves -
Artificial - terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
Rocky areas Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gorges de la Dourbie et causses avoisinants. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/11/2019.