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Location France, Rhône-Alpes
Central coordinates 6o 18.00' East  45o 58.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 8,200 ha
Altitude 500 - 1,700m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description Coniferous forests, alpine meadows, scree and cliffs. The main human activities are forestry and agriculture.

Key Biodiversity Several mountain species breed at this site.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix breeding  1991  250-500 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Falco peregrinus breeding  1991  4-5 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus breeding  1991  10-20 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
FR180 Biological Reserve 244 protected area contained by site 244  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland  -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders  -

Land use

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

Protection status National Low International None244 ha of IBA covered by Biological Reserve (244 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Montagne des Frêtes et plateau des Glières. Downloaded from on 20/10/2016

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