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Location France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Central coordinates 5o 16.00' East  43o 48.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3, C6
Area 14,000 ha
Altitude 100 - 950m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description Mountains, hills and cliffs with woodland, garrigue, grassland, fast-flowing rivers, scree and rocky slopes.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  1991  4-5 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Endangered 
Burhinus oedicnemus breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Not Recognised 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo breeding  1991  20 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1991  100-500 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1991  100-500 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  1991  250-750 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans breeding  1991  250-750 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 
Dartford Warbler Sylvia undata breeding  1991  250-750 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Near Threatened 
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris breeding  1991  100-500 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
European Serin Serinus serinus breeding  1991  1,000-10,000 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana breeding  1991  100-500 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
FR254 Hunting Reserve 1,100 protected area contained by site 1,100  
FR254 Private Reserve 600 protected area contained by site 600  
MASSIF DU LUBERON - FR9301585 Habitats Directive 21,365 protected area overlaps with site 12,432  
Massif du Petit Luberon - FR9310075 Birds Directive 17,049 protected area overlaps with site 12,898  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Broadleaved evergreen woodland; Native coniferous woodland  70%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  30%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  10%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  -
Caves and subterranean habitats (non-aquatic) Caves  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 11%
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry 40%
hunting 90%
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status National Low International High1,100 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (1,100 ha). 600 ha of IBA covered by Private Reserve (600 ha). 14,000 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Massif du petit Luberon, 16,679 ha). 14,000 ha of IBA covered by Biosphere Reserve (14,000 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Massif du Petit Lubéron. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/09/2014

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