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Location France, Aquitaine
Central coordinates 0o 52.00' West  44o 1.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Area 2,430 ha
Altitude 7 - 106m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description Lakes, Pinus forests, acid bogs, meadows, abandoned fields and industrial areas all occur in the site. The main human activity was mining, abandoned in 1995.

Key Biodiversity The site is important for breeding raptors and wintering Grus grus. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (passage).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Circaetus gallicus breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Common Crane Grus grus winter  1997  14,493 individuals  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
FRN030 Hunting Reserve 2,430 protected area contained by site 2,430  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland  10%
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland  -
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Standing freshwater  37%
Artificial - terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas; Ruderal land  52%

Land use

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

Protection status National High International None2,430 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (2,430 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Arjuzanx. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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