FR169
Parc National de la Vanoise


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca NT breeding 1991 500-600 breeding pairs B2, C6
Hazel Grouse Tetrastes bonasia LC breeding 1991 100-200 breeding pairs C6
Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta LC breeding 1991 500-1,000 breeding pairs C6
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix LC breeding 1991 120-150 breeding pairs C6
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus LC breeding 1991 5-50 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum LC breeding 1991 1-10 breeding pairs C6
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus LC breeding 1991 10-100 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC breeding 1991 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus NT breeding 1996 3 breeding pairs B2, C6
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 1991 1-10 breeding pairs C6
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC breeding 1991 17 breeding pairs B2, C6
Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus LC breeding 1991 1-10 breeding pairs C6
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC breeding 1991 3-10 breeding pairs B2, C6
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax LC breeding 1991 100-500 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC breeding 1991 250-750 breeding pairs A3
Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush Monticola saxatilis LC breeding 1991 500-1,000 breeding pairs B2
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis LC breeding 1991 500-1,000 breeding pairs A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Vanoise [aire d'adhésion] Parc national, aire d'adhésion 20,768 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vanoise Parc national, zone cœur 52,839 protected area overlaps with site 53,000
Sassieres Nature Reserve 2,230 protected area contained by site 2,230
Réseau de vallons d'altitude à Caricion Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 9,516 protected area overlaps with site 2,389
Plan de Tueda Réserve naturelle nationale 1,113 protected area contained by site 1,112
Montcenis et vallon de Savine Arrêté de protection de biotope 5,755 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Massif de la Vanoise Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 54,030 protected area overlaps with site 18,838
Marais du plan des mains Arrêté de protection de biotope 11 protected area contained by site 0
Le Petit Mont Blanc Réserve biologique 396 protected area contained by site 0
La Vanoise Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 53,618 protected area overlaps with site 18,293
La Dent du Villard Réserve biologique 309 protected area overlaps with site 0
La Bailletaz Réserve naturelle nationale 495 protected area overlaps with site 0
La Bailletaz Nature Reserve 495 protected area contained by site 495
Hauts de Villaroger Réserve naturelle nationale 1,115 protected area overlaps with site 0
Grande Sassière Réserve naturelle nationale 2,230 protected area overlaps with site 0
Formations forestières et herbacées des Alpes internes Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,560 protected area overlaps with site 1,562
Col de l'Iseran Arrêté de protection de biotope 250 protected area overlaps with site 0
Adrets de Tarentaise Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 983 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Dry siliceous grassland, Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Parc National de la Vanoise. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/parc-national-de-la-vanoise-iba-france on 23/09/2023.