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Location France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Central coordinates 6o 40.00' East  44o 50.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 450 ha
Altitude 1,980 - 2,446m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description The site includes conifer woodland, moorland and peatbogs.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix breeding  1991  15-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum breeding  1991  10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
FR266 Biological Reserve 250 protected area contained by site 250  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland  80%
Shrubland Heathland  18%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
forestry 100%
hunting 100%

Protection status National Partial International None250 ha of IBA covered by Biological State Reserve (250 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bois des Ayes. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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