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Location France, Bretagne
Central coordinates 2o 19.00' West  48o 40.00' North
IBA criteria B3, C7
Area 34,155 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.

Key Biodiversity This is an important area for seabird colonies.

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 Frehel Hunting Reserve 1,750 protected area contained by site 1,750  


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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Cap Frehel. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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