FR144
Plateaux de Millevaches et de Gentioux


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
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus LC breeding 1991 10-100 breeding pairs C6
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1991 1,000-10,000 individuals B1i, C2
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 1991 3-10 breeding pairs C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 1991 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus LC breeding 1991 1-10 breeding pairs C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus LC breeding 1991 1-10 breeding pairs C6
Black Kite Milvus migrans LC breeding 1991 1-10 breeding pairs C6
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius LC breeding 1991 10-100 breeding pairs C6
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC breeding 1991 100-500 breeding pairs C6
Woodlark Lullula arborea LC breeding 1991 100-500 breeding pairs B2, C6
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1991 1,000-10,000 individuals B1iv, C5

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)
Vallée du Taurion et affluents Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,000 protected area overlaps with site 1,722
Vallée de la Gioune Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 975 protected area contained by site 975
Tourbières et fonds tourbeux de Bonnefond Péret Bel Air Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 732 protected area overlaps with site 0
Tourbière et lande des Recours Terrain acquis par un conservatoire d'espaces naturels 6 protected area contained by site 0
Tourbière du Ruisseau de la Grande Ribière Terrain acquis par un conservatoire d'espaces naturels 8 protected area contained by site 0
Tourbière du Longeyroux Arrêté de protection de biotope 255 protected area contained by site 0
Tourbière de Négarioux Malsagne Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 201 protected area contained by site 199
SOUMEIX Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 54 protected area contained by site 0
Rochers de Clamouzat Terrain acquis par un conservatoire d'espaces naturels 21 protected area contained by site 0
RIVES SUD DU LAC DE VASSIVIERE Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 84 protected area overlaps with site 0
Puy Mouret Terrain acquis par un conservatoire d'espaces naturels 3 protected area contained by site 0
Plateau de Millevaches Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 65,974 protected area contains site 64,900
Millevaches en Limousin Parc naturel régional 317,604 protected area contains site 0
Mégaphorbiaie et hêtraie de Lissac Terrain acquis par un conservatoire d'espaces naturels 5 protected area contained by site 0
MASGRANGEAS Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 12 protected area contained by site 0
LE CHAMBOU Land acquired by Conservatoire du Littoral (national seaside and lakeside conservancy) 16 protected area overlaps with site 0
Landes sèches de A la Vue Terrain acquis par un conservatoire d'espaces naturels 4 protected area contained by site 0
Landes et zones humides de la Haute Vézère Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 7,707 protected area overlaps with site 7,707
Landes et zones humides autour du lac de Vassivière Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 798 protected area overlaps with site 609
Landes et tourbières des sources de Haute Faye Terrain acquis par un conservatoire d'espaces naturels 7 protected area contained by site 0
Landes et tourbière du ruisseau de Berbeyrolle Terrain acquis par un conservatoire d'espaces naturels 1 protected area contained by site 0
Haute-vallée de la Vienne Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,318 protected area overlaps with site 917
Haute Vallée de la Vézère Regional Nature Reserve 196 protected area contained by site 0
Forêt de la Cubesse Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 150 protected area contained by site 150
Etang des Oussines Arrêté de protection de biotope 61 protected area contained by site 0
CHASSAGNAS Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 216 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Heathland -
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland, Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Standing brackish and salt water, Rivers and streams, Raised bogs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
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 (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Plateaux de Millevaches et de Gentioux. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/plateaux-de-millevaches-et-de-gentioux-iba-france on 27/02/2024.