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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  Near Threatened 
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 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
LA PLAINE ET LE MASSIF DES MAURES - FR9301622 Habitats Directive 33,950 protected area overlaps with site 5,552  
Plaine des Maures - FR9310110 Birds Directive 4,537 protected area contained by site 4,537  

Habitats

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Plaine des Maures. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/09/2014

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