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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 
Red Kite Milvus milvus breeding  1990  5-50 breeding pairs  B3, C6  Near Threatened 
Milvus migrans breeding  1990  10-100 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Not Recognised 
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)  
FRN001 Biological Reserve 30 protected area contained by site 30  


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 05/10/2015

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