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Location France, Haute-Normandie
Central coordinates 0o 25.00' East  49o 48.00' North
IBA criteria C7
Area 280,415 ha
Altitude 0 - 95m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description An area of open sea, shingle beach and marine cliffs.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding seabirds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo breeding  1991  36 breeding pairs  C7  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Réserve de chasse: 5 700 ha Hunting Reserve 5,700 protected area overlaps with site 5,700  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Open Sea  -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores; Shingle & stony beaches  -

Land use

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

Protection status National High International High5,700 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (Falaise de la Pointe Fagnet, 5,700 ha). 5,700 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Falaise de la Pointe Fagnet, 5,700 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Cap Fagnet. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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