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Location France, Franche-Comté
Central coordinates 5o 39.00' East  47o 5.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 21,700 ha
Altitude 220 - 270m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description Deciduous woodland with ponds, marshes, wet forest and grassland. Forestry is the main human activity.

Key Biodiversity This site is important for breeding raptors and woodpeckers.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Red Kite Milvus milvus breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Near Threatened 
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  1991  1-2 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Milvus migrans breeding  1991  10-20 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Picus canus breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Not Recognised 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius breeding  1991  40-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
FR101 Hunting Reserve 1,408 protected area contained by site 1,408  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland  90%
Grassland Mesophile grasslands  -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -

Land use

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

Protection status National Low International None1,408 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (1,408 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Forêt de Chaux. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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