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Location France, Auvergne
Central coordinates 2o 54.00' East  44o 54.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3, C6
Area 21,500 ha
Altitude 235 - 960m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Falco peregrinus breeding  1991  3-4 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1991  30-40 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Black Kite Milvus migrans breeding  1991  100 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Red Kite Milvus milvus breeding  1991  40-50 breeding pairs  B3, C6  Near Threatened 
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus breeding  1991  13-15 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Circus cyaneus breeding  1991  7-12 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  1991  15-20 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  1991  50 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Gorges de la Truyère - FR7312013 Birds Directive 16,681 protected area overlaps with site 2,649  
Gorges de la Truyère - FR8312010 Birds Directive 21,602 protected area overlaps with site 16,279  
Haute vallée du Lot entre Espalion et Saint-Laurent-d'Olt et gorges de la Truyère, basse vallée du Lot et le Goul - FR7300874 Habitats Directive 5,597 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Planèze de Saint Flour - FR8312005 Birds Directive 25,242 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
RIVIERES A ECREVISSES A PATTES BLANCHES - FR8301096 Habitats Directive 1,164 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  -
Shrubland Heathland  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation 67%
urban/industrial/transport -
other -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gorges de la Truyère. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2014

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