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Location France, Auvergne
Central coordinates 2o 59.00' East  45o 3.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 24,150 ha
Altitude 930 - 1,300m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description The site includes marshes, wet meadows, hedges and cultivated land, grasslands and uncultivated land. There are villages and major roads within the area.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana breeding  1991  1-4 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus breeding  1991  2 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1991  100-500 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Gorges de la Truyère - FR8312010 Birds Directive 21,602 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Planèze de Saint Flour - FR8312005 Birds Directive 25,242 protected area overlaps with site 21,839  
RIVIERES A ECREVISSES A PATTES BLANCHES - FR8301096 Habitats Directive 1,164 protected area overlaps with site 99  
ZONES HUMIDES DE LA PLANEZE DE SAINT-FLOUR - FR8301059 Habitats Directive 2,212 protected area contained by site 2,212  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  -
Grassland Humid grasslands  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Water fringe vegetation  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Planèze de Saint-Flour. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/12/2014

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