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Location France, Languedoc-Roussillon
Central coordinates 3o 8.00' East  43o 10.00' North
IBA criteria B1iv, C5, C6
Area 10,400 ha
Altitude 10 - 200m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo breeding  1998  10-15 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1997  20-50 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla breeding  1997  10-20 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris breeding  1997  20-50 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana breeding  1997  20-50 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Basse plaine de l'Aude - FR9110108 Birds Directive 4,857 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
COMPLEXE LAGUNAIRE DE BAGES-SIGEAN - FR9101440 Habitats Directive 9,555 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
ETANGS DU NARBONNAIS - FR9112007 Birds Directive 12,314 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
MASSIF DE LA CLAPE - FR9101453 Habitats Directive 8,358 protected area contained by site 8,358  
Montagne de la Clape - FR9110080 Birds Directive 9,082 protected area contained by site 9,082  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland  -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  -
Caves and subterranean habitats (non-aquatic) Caves  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders  -

Land use

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

Protection status National None International Partial7,500 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Montagne de la Clape, 7,500 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Montagne de la Clape. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2014

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