The site includes heathlands, meadows, ponds and marshes, deciduous and coniferous woodlands, bogs, hedgerows and bocages.
The site is important for forest and heathland birds and migrating raptors. The site is a migratory bottleneck where more than 3,000 Grus grus regularly pass.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Plateaux de Millevaches et de Gentioux. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/12/2019.