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Location France, Aquitaine
Central coordinates 1o 10.00' West  43o 4.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 6,450 ha
Altitude 400 - 1,345m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description A mountain area with deciduous and conifer forests, cliffs and rocky slopes, meadows, cultivated fields, peatbogs and rivers.

Key Biodiversity The site is important for breeding raptors, including Gypaetus barbatus.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Falco peregrinus breeding  1991  3 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  1991  3 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Endangered 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland  -
Grassland Mesophile grasslands  -
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  -

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Haute Cize : Pic d'Errozate et Forêt d'Orion. Downloaded from on 29/11/2015

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