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Location France, Pays de la Loire
Central coordinates 1o 48.00' West  47o 32.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 4,900 ha
Altitude 20 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description Mixed forests and remnant moorlands.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus breeding  1991  10-11 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos medius breeding  1991  100-115 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Forêt de G Birds Directive 4,481 protected area contained by site 4,481  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 100%
hunting 100%
tourism/recreation -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Forêt du Gavre. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2014

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