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Location France, Corse
Central coordinates 9o 0.00' East  42o 7.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3, B2, C1, C2, C6
Area 50,217 ha
Altitude 100 - 2,300m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description Old conifer and deciduous forests with streams, scree, cliffs and alpine grasslands.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus breeding  1996  3-5 breeding pairs  B2  Near Threatened 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos breeding  1991  10-20 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Corsican Nuthatch Sitta whiteheadi breeding  1991  1,000-1,500 breeding pairs  A1, A2, A3, B2, C1, C2, C6  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Aiguilles de Bavella - FR9410109 Birds Directive 1,873 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Cirque de Bonifatu - FR9412003 Birds Directive 1,137 protected area overlaps with site 297  
FORET DE L'OSPEDALE - FR9400583 Habitats Directive 733 protected area contained by site 733  
Forêt Domaniale de Rospa-Sorba (partie sud-est) - FR9402002 Habitats Directive 238 protected area overlaps with site 216  
Forêt territoriale du Fium'Orbu (partie sud-est) - FR9402003 Habitats Directive 154 protected area contained by site 154  
Forêts Territoriales de Corse - FR9410113 Birds Directive 13,223 protected area overlaps with site 11,099  
Golfe de Porto et presqu'île de Scandola - FR9410023 Birds Directive 25,576 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Haute vallée d'Asco, forêt de Tartagine et aiguilles de Popolasca - FR9410107 Birds Directive 8,400 protected area overlaps with site 882  
Haute vallée du Fium Grossu - FR9412005 Birds Directive 1,492 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
MASSIF DU RENOSO - FR9400611 Habitats Directive 6,107 protected area overlaps with site 2,073  
MASSIF DU ROTONDO - FR9400578 Habitats Directive 15,295 protected area overlaps with site 970  
MASSIF DU TENDA ET FORET DE STELLA - FR9400598 Habitats Directive 3,056 protected area overlaps with site 242  
MASSIF MONTAGNEUX DU CINTO - FR9400576 Habitats Directive 13,806 protected area overlaps with site 2,109  
MONTE D'ORO / VIZZAVONA - FR9400579 Habitats Directive 2,553 protected area overlaps with site 532  
PLATEAU DU COSCIONE ET MASSIF DE L'INCUDINE - FR9400582 Habitats Directive 11,228 protected area overlaps with site 773  
PORTO/SCANDOLA/REVELLATA/CALVI/CALANCHES DE PIANA (zone terrestre et marine) - FR9400574 Habitats Directive 50,227 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
RIVIERE DE LA SOLENZARA - FR9400603 Habitats Directive 4,203 protected area overlaps with site 1,701  
RIVIERE ET VALLEE DU FANGO - FR9400577 Habitats Directive 18,964 protected area overlaps with site 4,331  
Tavignano UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 15 protected area contained by site 15  
Vallée de la Restonica - FR9410084 Birds Directive 6,430 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Vallée du Fango UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 23,500 protected area contained by site 6,500  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Broadleaved evergreen woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry 100%
hunting -
tourism/recreation -

Protection status National Low International Partial15 ha of IBA covered by Biological State Reserve (Tavignano, 15 ha). 6,500 ha of IBA covered by Biosphere Reserve (Réserve de la Biosphère du Fango, 6,500 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Forêts domaniales de Corse. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/07/2014

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