Massif du Canigou-Carança

Country/territory: France

IBA Criteria met: A4iv, B1iv, B2, B3, C5, C6 (2000)
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Area: 53,550 ha

Protection status:

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description
An area of mountains, with wooded valleys, scree, rocky slopes, cliffs, moorlands, alpine meadows and permanent lying snow.

Key biodiversity
An important site for breeding and passage raptors. The site is a major migratory bottleneck, where more than 20,000 raptors pass on a regular basis (including Pernis apivorus 14,000; Milvus migrans 4,500).

Raptors MOU - IBA listed under Table 3 of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Massif du Canigou-Carança. Downloaded from on 13/04/2021.