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Location France, Bretagne
Central coordinates 2o 19.00' West  48o 40.00' North
IBA criteria B3, C7
Area 2,070 ha
Altitude 0 - 73m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description An area of open sea, rocky islets, cliffs and heathland.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis breeding  1992  230-400 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
CAP D'ERQUY-CAP FREHEL - FR5300011 Habitats Directive 55,870 protected area contains site 2,070  
Cap d'Erquy-Cap Fréhel - FR5310095 Birds Directive 40,434 protected area contains site 2,070  
Cap Frehel Hunting Reserve 1,750 protected area contained by site 1,750  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland  20%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs  -
Sea Open Sea  80%
Coastline Rock stacks and islets; Sea cliffs and rocky shores  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
tourism/recreation -

Protection status National High International High1,750 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (Cap Frehel, 1,750 ha). 2,020 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Cap Frehel, 2,020 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cap Frehel. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/04/2014

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