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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

Key Biodiversity This site is important for breeding raptors.

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 
Red Kite Milvus milvus breeding  1991  40-50 breeding pairs  B3, C6  Near Threatened 
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 
Milvus migrans breeding  1991  100 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Not Recognised 
Circaetus gallicus breeding  1991  13-15 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Not Recognised 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  1991  50 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 


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 (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gorges de la Truyère. Downloaded from on 13/10/2015

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