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Location France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Central coordinates 6o 0.00' East  44o 31.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 250 ha
Altitude 1,250 - 2,062m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description The site is dominated by mixed forest and alpine meadows.

Key Biodiversity The site is important for alpine and montane forest breeding species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia breeding  1991  10-20 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix breeding  1991  15-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum breeding  1991  2-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
FR267 Biological Reserve 250 protected area contained by site 250  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland  75%
Shrubland Heathland  -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  24%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  -
Rocky areas Scree & boulders  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
not utilised -

Protection status National High 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 du Chapitre. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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