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Location France, Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Central coordinates 1o 41.00' East  50o 33.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 11,450 ha
Altitude 0 - 200m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description The site includes cereal fields, mesophile meadows and deciduous woodlands.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding species associated with agricultural habitats.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Circus cyaneus breeding  1991  10 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1991  9 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  10%
Grassland Mesophile grasslands  10%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  90%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 100%
hunting 100%
urban/industrial/transport 20%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Plateaux agricoles des environs de Frencq. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/07/2015

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