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Location France, Alsace
Central coordinates 7o 27.00' East  47o 46.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3, C6
Area 15,700 ha
Altitude 182 - 240m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description The site encompasses deciduous and mixed woodlands, heathland and clearings.

Key Biodiversity The avifauna of lowland forests is well represented, with several species of raptor and woodpecker.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1990  10-100 breeding pairs  B3, C6  Least Concern 
Black Kite Milvus migrans breeding  1990  10-100 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Red Kite Milvus milvus breeding  1990  5-50 breeding pairs  B3, C6  Near Threatened 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  1990  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius breeding  1990  100-200 breeding pairs  B3, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
FORET DOMANIALE DE LA HARTH - FR4211809 Birds Directive 13,040 protected area contained by site 13,040  
FRN001 Biological Reserve 30 protected area contained by site 30  
HARDT NORD - FR4201813 Habitats Directive 6,546 protected area overlaps with site 3,293  
SECTEUR ALLUVIAL RHIN-RIED-BRUCH, HAUT-RHIN - FR4202000 Habitats Directive 4,259 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
VALLEE DU RHIN D'ARTZENHEIM A VILLAGE-NEUF - FR4211812 Birds Directive 4,894 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
ZONES AGRICOLES DE LA HARDT - FR4211808 Birds Directive 9,198 protected area is adjacent to site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland  80%
Shrubland Heathland  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status National Low International None30 ha of IBA covered by Biological State Reserve (30 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Forêt domaniale de la Harth. Downloaded from on 05/05/2015

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