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Location France, Bretagne
Central coordinates 4o 36.00' West  48o 5.00' North
IBA criteria B3, C7
Area 590 ha
Altitude 0 - 20m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description A stretch of rocky coastline with cliffs, rocky islets, heathland and open sea.

Key Biodiversity The site supports several important seabird colonies.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis breeding  1991  200 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Cap Sizun Hunting Reserve 500 protected area contained by site 500  
FR009 Private Reserve 30 protected area contained by site 30  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland  -
Sea Open Sea  -
Coastline Rock stacks and islets; Sea cliffs and rocky shores; Shingle & stony beaches  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -

Protection status National High International High500 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (Cap Sizun, 500 ha). 30 ha of IBA covered by Private Reserve (30 ha). 530 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Cap Sizun, 530 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Cap Sizun. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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