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Location France, Alsace
Central coordinates 7o 14.00' East  48o 34.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 8,450 ha
Altitude 400 - 1,010m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description An area of mixed woodland, rivers, peatbogs, cliffs and rocky slopes.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus breeding  1991  20 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Black woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus breeding  1991  5-50 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
CRETES DES VOSGES MOSELLANES - FR4100193 Habitats Directive 1,583 protected area contained by site 1,583  
CRETES DES VOSGES MOSELLANES - FR4112007 Birds Directive 1,583 protected area contained by site 1,583  
CRETES DU DONON-SCHNEEBERG, BAS-RHIN - FR4211814 Birds Directive 6,810 protected area overlaps with site 4,298  
FRN004 Biological Reserve 456 protected area contained by site 456  
MASSIF DU DONON, DU SCHNEEBERG ET DU GROSSMANN - FR4201801 Habitats Directive 3,151 protected area overlaps with site 454  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland  95%
Shrubland Heathland  -
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry 95%
hunting -
tourism/recreation -

Protection status National Low International None456 ha of IBA covered by Biological State Reserve (456 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Massif des Vosges : crêtes de Schneeberg au Donon. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/07/2014

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