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Location France, Champagne-Ardenne
Central coordinates 5o 36.00' East  48o 6.00' North
IBA criteria B3, C6
Area 98,400 ha
Altitude 315 - 500m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description The site includes deciduous woodland, meadows, arable land, rivers, orchards, and bocages.

Key Biodiversity The site is important for breeding raptors, Crex crex and woodpeckers. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (passage).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1991  15-25 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Black Kite Milvus migrans breeding  1991  15-20 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Red Kite Milvus milvus breeding  1991  25-30 breeding pairs  B3, C6  Near Threatened 
Circus cyaneus breeding  1991  10-15 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1991  27-30 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1991  5-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  1991  25-50 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Picus canus breeding  1991  5-10 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  1991  10-20 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius breeding  1991  20-30 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1991  50-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bassigny - FR2112011 Birds Directive 78,527 protected area contained by site 78,527  
Bassigny, partie Lorraine - FR4112011 Birds Directive 19,836 protected area overlaps with site 18,412  
BOIS DE SERQUEUX - FR2100330 Habitats Directive 962 protected area contained by site 962  
FORET D'HARREVILLE-LES-CHANTEURS - FR2100320 Habitats Directive 433 protected area overlaps with site 373  
L'APANCE - FR2100620 Habitats Directive 23 protected area overlaps with site 7  
VALLEES DU ROGNON ET DE LA SUEURRE ET MASSIF FORESTIER DE LA CRETE ET D'ECOT LA COMBE - FR2100319 Habitats Directive 3,934 protected area overlaps with site 923  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  49%
Grassland Humid grasslands  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Water fringe vegetation  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  36%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 35%
fisheries/aquaculture 2%
forestry 50%
hunting 95%
urban/industrial/transport 9%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bassigny. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/12/2014

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