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Haut Giffre


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
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca NT breeding 1991 10-50 breeding pairs C6
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia LC breeding 1991 100-500 breeding pairs C6
Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta LC breeding 1991 100-500 breeding pairs C6
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus LC breeding 1991 10-50 breeding pairs C6
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix LC breeding 1991 100-500 breeding pairs B2, C6
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus LC breeding 1991 10-20 breeding pairs C6
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus NT breeding 1996 3-4 breeding pairs B2, C6
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC breeding 1991 1-10 breeding pairs B2
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC breeding 1991 1-10 breeding pairs B2

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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sixt-Passy Réserve naturelle nationale 9,200 protected area overlaps with site 9,200
Passy Réserve naturelle nationale 2,000 protected area overlaps with site 1,717
Haut Giffre Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 12,431 protected area overlaps with site 11,055
Haut Giffre Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 18,122 protected area overlaps with site 16,542
Arvegiffre Hunting Reserve 11,000 protected area contained by site 11,000
Aiguilles Rouges Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 9,065 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Aiguilles Rouges Réserve naturelle nationale 3,276 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Heathland -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland, Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Raised bogs, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
Caves and Subterranean Habitats (non-aquatic) Caves -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Haut Giffre. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/11/2022.