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Location France, Languedoc-Roussillon
Central coordinates 1o 55.00' East  42o 30.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3, C2, C6
Area 33,850 ha
Altitude 1,600 - 2,921m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description The site includes high mountain valleys with large coniferous forests, lakes, scree, rocky slopes, alpine meadows and permanent lying snow.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta breeding  1991  100-500 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Grey Partridge Perdix perdix breeding  1991  100-500 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus breeding  1996  1 breeding pairs  B2  Near Threatened 
Eurasian Dotterel Eudromias morinellus breeding  1996  2-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus breeding  1991  10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax breeding  1991  50-250 breeding pairs  B2, C2, 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)  
Camporeils Hunting Reserve 1,653 protected area contained by site 1,653  
Carlit Hunting Reserve 3,700 protected area contained by site 3,700  
Fort-Vives Hunting Reserve 420 protected area contained by site 420  
Motte negre Hunting Reserve 300 protected area contained by site 300  
Soula de Carol Hunting Reserve 520 protected area contained by site 520  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  -
Shrubland Heathland  -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Dry siliceous grassland  -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Standing freshwater  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -

Protection status National Partial International None6,593 ha of IBA covered by 5 Hunting Reserves (Carlit; Fort-Vites; Soula de Carol; Motte nègre; Camporeils; total area 6,593 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Puig Carlit et environs. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/08/2014

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