FR237
Montagnes de Marcou, de l'Espinouse et du Caroux


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
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana 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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Montagne de l'Espinouse et du Caroux Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,392 protected area overlaps with site 3,392
Le Caroux-Espinouse Réserve nationale de chasse et de faune sauvage 1,703 protected area overlaps with site 0
Le Caroux et l'Espinouse Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,316 protected area overlaps with site 2,321
Le Caroux Hunting Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 0
La Peyroutarié, le Fourcat d'Héric et le Mascar Arrêté de protection de biotope 321 protected area contained by site 0
Haut-Languedoc Parc naturel régional 305,719 protected area overlaps with site 0
Grands Causses Parc naturel régional 327,937 protected area overlaps with site 0
FR245 Biological Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 0
Espinouse Réserve biologique 186 protected area overlaps with site 0
Crêtes du Mont Marcou et des Monts de Mare Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,481 protected area overlaps with site 1,052

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Shrubland Heathland, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Raised bogs, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Montagnes de Marcou, de l'Espinouse et du Caroux. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/08/2022.