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Location France, Franche-Comté
Central coordinates 6o 5.00' East  46o 32.00' North
IBA criteria B3, C6
Area 4,400 ha
Altitude 1,050 - 1,280m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description An area of conifer and mixed woodland, scree, cliffs and subalpine grasslands.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia breeding  1991  100-120 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus breeding  1991  20-30 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1991  5-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum breeding  1991  10-20 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus breeding  1991  100-500 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
LAC ET TOURBIERES DES ROUSSES, VALLEE DE L'ORBE - FR4301308 Habitats Directive 504 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
MASSIF DU RISOUX - FR4301319 Habitats Directive 1,843 protected area contained by site 1,843  
MASSIF DU RISOUX - FR4312002 Birds Directive 1,843 protected area contained by site 1,843  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland  85%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders  -

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Forêt d'altitude du Jura : forêt du Risoux. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/07/2014

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