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Location France, Champagne-Ardenne
Central coordinates 4o 47.00' East  49o 53.00' North
IBA criteria B3, C6
Area 94,800 ha
Altitude 106 - 504m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia breeding  1991  100-200 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix breeding  1991  10-15 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1991  80 breeding pairs  B3, C6  Least Concern 
Black Kite Milvus migrans breeding  1991  10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Red Kite Milvus milvus breeding  1991  20 breeding pairs  C6  Near Threatened 
Circus cyaneus breeding  1991  10 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus breeding  1991  5-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1991  10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  1991  50 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Picus canus breeding  1991  20 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  1991  20-50 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1991  100-200 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  1991  10-30 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
ARDOISIERES DE MONTHERME ET DE DEVILLE - FR2100341 Habitats Directive 1 protected area contained by site 1  
FORETS DE LA VALLEE DE LA SEMOY A THILAY ET HAUTES-RIVIERES - FR2100299 Habitats Directive 531 protected area contained by site 531  
Forêts de Thiérache : Hirson et Saint-Michel - FR2212004 Birds Directive 7,407 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
MASSIF FORESTIER D'HIRSON - FR2200386 Habitats Directive 1,017 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
PELOUSES, ROCHERS ET BUXAIE DE LA POINTE DE GIVET - FR2100246 Habitats Directive 673 protected area overlaps with site 85  
Plateau ardennais - FR2112013 Birds Directive 75,665 protected area contained by site 75,665  
Pointe de Givet Nature Reserve 354 protected area contained by site 354  
RIEZES DU PLATEAU DE ROCROI - FR2100270 Habitats Directive 329 protected area contained by site 329  
TOURBIERES DU PLATEAU ARDENNAIS - FR2100273 Habitats Directive 363 protected area contained by site 363  
VALLEE BOISEE DE LA HOUILLE - FR2100302 Habitats Directive 237 protected area contained by site 237  
Vireux-Molhain National Nature Reserve 2 protected area contained by site 135  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland  -
Shrubland Heathland  -
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -
Caves and subterranean habitats (non-aquatic) Caves  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  -

Land use

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

Protection status National Low International None135 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Vireux-Molhain, 135 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Plateau Ardennais. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/09/2014

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