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Les Couzes Nord


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 1992 50-100 breeding pairs C6
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1992 2-3 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC breeding 1992 15-20 breeding pairs B2, C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 1992 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 1992 3-4 breeding pairs C6
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana LC breeding 1992 5-10 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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Volcans d'Auvergne Parc naturel régional 388,953 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vallées et côteaux xérothermiques des Couzes et Limagnes Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,311 protected area overlaps with site 1,046
Sources du bord de la Couze Pavin Terrain acquis par un conservatoire d'espaces naturels 2 protected area contained by site 0
Sources de la Tête de Lion Terrain acquis par un conservatoire d'espaces naturels 1 protected area contained by site 0
Sources de Chaumont Sud et environs Terrain acquis par un conservatoire d'espaces naturels 3 protected area contained by site 0
Source de Lagouzoux Terrain acquis par un conservatoire d'espaces naturels 1 protected area contained by site 0
Pays des Couzes Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 51,756 protected area contains site 19,500
Marais salé de St Nectaire Arrêté de protection de biotope 3 protected area contained by site 0
Gîtes à chauve-souris du pays des Couzes Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,231 protected area overlaps with site 752

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland -
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Les Couzes Nord. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/01/2022.