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Location France, Languedoc-Roussillon
Central coordinates 3o 46.00' East  43o 58.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 6,200 ha
Altitude 180 - 922m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description A woody valley, with Quercus and Pinus forests, cliffs, sclerophyllous vegetation and some vineyards.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
FR240 Hunting Reserve 150 protected area contained by site 150  
FR240 Nature Reserve 60 protected area contained by site 60  
GORGES DE LA VIS ET CIRQUE DE NAVACELLES - FR9112011 Birds Directive 20,321 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
GORGES DE LA VIS ET DE LA VIRENQUE - FR9101384 Habitats Directive 5,513 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
GORGES DE RIEUTORD, FAGE ET CAGNASSE - FR9112012 Birds Directive 12,308 protected area contains site 6,200  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Broadleaved evergreen woodland; Native coniferous woodland  -
Shrubland Heathland; Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Ruderal land  -
Caves and subterranean habitats (non-aquatic) Caves  -

Land use

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

Protection status National Low International None150 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (150 ha). 60 ha of IBA covered by Voluntary Nature Reserve (60 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gorges du Rieutord-Fage-Cagnasses. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/08/2014

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