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Location France, Aquitaine
Central coordinates 0o 21.00' West  43o 2.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 4,300 ha
Altitude 550 - 1,230m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description The site includes areas of scree, cliffs, rocky slopes, montane Fagus forests and alpine habitats.

Key Biodiversity This site is important for breeding raptors, particularly Gyps fulvus.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  1991  3 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Endangered 
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus breeding  1991  70 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
LE GAVE D'OSSAU - FR7200793 Habitats Directive 2,300 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
MASSIF DU MOULLE DE JAOUT - FR7200742 Habitats Directive 16,600 protected area contains site 4,300  
Pènes du Moulle de Jaout - FR7210089 Birds Directive 4,409 protected area contains site 4,300  
Pics de l'Estibet et de Mondragon - FR7212009 Birds Directive 4,658 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Vallée d'Ossau National Nature Reserve 82 protected area contained by site 83  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders  -

Land use

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

Protection status National Low International Low83 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Réserve Naturelle d'Ossau, 83 ha). 82 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Réserve Naturelle de Bielle, 82 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pènes du Moulle de Jaut. Downloaded from on 28/02/2015

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