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Location France, Midi-Pyrénées
Central coordinates 2o 17.00' East  44o 16.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, C1, C6
Area 11,100 ha
Altitude 390 - 1,000m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description A fast-flowing river with woodland, scrub and cliffs. Major roads run through the area.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus breeding  1991  3-4 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus winter  1997  16 individuals  A1, C1  Near Threatened 
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus breeding  1997  50 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus breeding  1991  8-12 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos breeding  1991  4 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo breeding  1991  5 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Black woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  1991  10-20 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax breeding  1991  30-40 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
CAUSSE MEJAN - FR9101379 Habitats Directive 1,272 protected area overlaps with site 70  
Causse Noir et ses corniches - FR7300855 Habitats Directive 13,990 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Gorges de la Jonte - FR7300849 Habitats Directive 778 protected area contained by site 778  
GORGES DE LA JONTE - FR9101380 Habitats Directive 3 protected area overlaps with site 2  
Gorges du Tarn - FR7300848 Habitats Directive 489 protected area overlaps with site 437  
GORGES DU TARN - FR9101378 Habitats Directive 448 protected area overlaps with site 301  
Gorges du Tarn et de la Jonte - FR7312006 Birds Directive 5,841 protected area overlaps with site 1,425  
GORGES DU TARN ET DE LA JONTE - FR9110105 Birds Directive 38,684 protected area overlaps with site 7,032  
Les Cévennes - FR9110033 Birds Directive 92,044 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland  -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders  -

Land use

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

Protection status National None International Low130 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Gorge de la Jonte, 130 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gorges du Tarn et de la Jonte. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/07/2014

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