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Location France, Aquitaine
Central coordinates 0o 56.00' West  42o 58.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 2,400 ha
Altitude 950 - 1,450m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description Quercus forests, cliffs and rocky areas, scree and mountain rivers.

Key Biodiversity The site is important for raptors and forest breeding birds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Red Kite Milvus milvus breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Haute soule: Massif forestier, gorges d'Holzarté et d'Olhadubi - FR7212003 Birds Directive 2,613 protected area contains site 2,400  
LE SAISON (COURS D'EAU) - FR7200790 Habitats Directive 2,200 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
MONTAGNES DE LA HAUTE SOULE - FR7200750 Habitats Directive 14,750 protected area contains site 2,400  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders  -
Caves and subterranean habitats (non-aquatic) Caves  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Haute Soule : Massif Forestier, Gorges d'Holzarte et d'Olhadubi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2014

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