Site description (2000 baseline):
Site location and context
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
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The abandonment of grazing is leading to the expansion of forests. In particular, this threatens Circus
spp. and Lullula arborea
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Plateaux de Millevaches et de Gentioux. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/plateaux-de-millevaches-et-de-gentioux-iba-france on 04/12/2023.