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Location France, Aquitaine
Central coordinates 1o 23.00' West  43o 10.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iv, B1i, B1iv, C2, C5
Area 14,500 ha
Altitude 1,000 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description The site has deciduous forests, heathland, meadows, scree, cliffs, hedgerows and rivers.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1991  1,000-15,000 individuals  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes passage  1991  18,500-32,500 individuals  A4iv, B1iv, C5   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
LA NIVE - FR7200786 Habitats Directive 11,010 protected area overlaps with site 1,636  
MASSIF DU BAYGOURA - FR7200758 Habitats Directive 3,475 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
MASSIF DU MONDARRAIN ET DE L'ARTZAMENDI - FR7200759 Habitats Directive 5,269 protected area overlaps with site 2,131  
MONTAGNES DES ALDUDES - FR7200756 Habitats Directive 17,440 protected area overlaps with site 10,328  
Vallée de la Nive des Aldudes, Col de Lindux - FR7212012 Birds Directive 14,800 protected area contains site 14,500  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  -

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vallée de la Nive des Aldudes-Col de Lindux. Downloaded from on 22/10/2014

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