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Location France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Central coordinates 6o 24.00' East  43o 22.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C2, C6
Area 7,500 ha
Altitude 47 - 166m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eurasian Scops-owl Otus scops breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Dartford Warbler Sylvia undata breeding  1991  100-500 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Near Threatened 
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana breeding  1991  100-500 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland; Mixed woodland  -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  80%
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
hunting 100%
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport 5%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Plaine des Maures. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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