FR264
Parc National des Ecrins


Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
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.



Key biodiversity
The site is important for alpine birds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (breeding).



Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The site is being degraded by afforestation with Pinus and tourists disturb breeding birds. In addition, nearby urban development threatens the site.



Protected areas
National Partial International Partial145 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Grand Lac des Estaris, 145 ha). 155 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Haute vallée de la Séveraise, 155 ha). 85 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Haute vallée du Béranger, 85 ha). 20 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Vallée du Torrent de Saint-Pierre, 20 ha). 90 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Vallée du Vénéon, 90 ha). 685 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Pics de Combeynot, 685 ha). 91,800 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Parc national des Ecrins, 91,800 ha). 91,800 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Les Ecrins, 91,800 ha).




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Parc National des Ecrins. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/08/2022.