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Location France, Rhône-Alpes
Central coordinates 6o 13.00' East  45o 40.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 17,750 ha
Altitude 500 - 2,200m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description Coniferous forests, alpine meadows, scree and cliffs. Human activities include forestry, cattle-grazing and fishing.

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  300-500 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca breeding  1991  40-50 breeding pairs  C6  Near Threatened 
Falco peregrinus breeding  1991  5-10 breeding pairs  B2, 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)  
FR181A Hunting Reserve 2,000 protected area contained by site 2,000  
FR181B Hunting Reserve 5,500 protected area contained by site 5,500  


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

Land use

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

Protection status National Low International None7,500 ha of IBA covered by 2 Hunting Reserves (total area 7,500 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Les Bauges. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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