This large site comprises alpine meadows, cliffs and rocky slopes, glaciers and permanent snow, moorland, deciduous and conifer forests and a reservoir. The main human activity is stock-raising.
The site is important for alpine birds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (breeding).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Parc National des Ecrins. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/07/2020.