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Location Switzerland, Vaud
Central coordinates 6o 16.00' East  46o 33.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3
Area 31,453 ha
Altitude 760 - 1,680m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

SVS/BirdLife Switzerland



Summary Two mountain chains in the Jura range, separated by an open valley which contains wet meadows, bogs and a small lake. An important site for breeding subalpine species, particulary Ring Ouzel and Citril Finch. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Corncrake. The forest tree community is changing as a result of the decline of forest grazing. This has resulted in increased grazing pressure on meadows.

Site description Das IBA reicht vom bewaldeten Südhang der ersten Jurakette mit dem Mont Tendre (1679 m ü. M.) bis zur französischen Grenze. Es umfasst ebenfalls das Vallée de Joux und den Grand Risoux. Das IBA liegt vorwiegend in der Zone des Buchen-Tannenwaldes. Aufgrund des Weidedrucks und der Waldnutzung dominiert aber vorwiegend die Fichte Picea abies diese Wälder. Durch Waldweide ist der Bestand vielerorts ziemlich licht und gut durchsonnt. Im Vallée de Joux befinden sich auf wasserundurchlässigen Böden und entlang des Ufers des lac de Joux und bei Le Chenit Feuchtwiesen, Auenwälder sowie Hoch- und Flachmoore. Das IBA «Mont Tendre» grenzt im Norden an das französische IBA FR095 «Forêts d’altitude du Jura: Forêt du Risol et Mont d’Or» und im Nordwesten an das IBA FR096 «Forêts d’altitude du Jura: Forêt du Risoux».

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Kite Milvus migrans breeding  1996  20 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla breeding  1996  10-40 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus breeding  1996  1,500-2,500 breeding pairs  good  B3  Least Concern 
Alpine Citril Finch Carduelis citrinella breeding  1996  500 breeding pairs  good  B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bois des Cent Toises Raised and Transitional Bogs of National Importance 2 protected area contained by site 2  
Bois du Carre Raised and Transitional Bogs of National Importance 10 protected area contained by site 8  
Bois du Marchairuz Raised and Transitional Bogs of National Importance 0 protected area contained by site 0  
Chez le Poisson Fenlands of National Importance 54 protected area contained by site 54  
Creux du Croue Fenlands of National Importance 8 protected area contained by site 8  
Creux du Croue Mire Landscapes of National Importance 61 protected area contained by site 61  
Creux du Croue Raised and Transitional Bogs of National Importance 9 protected area contained by site 9  
Derriere la Cote, sud-est Raised and Transitional Bogs of National Importance 4 protected area contained by site 4  
Derriere la Cote, sud-ouest Raised and Transitional Bogs of National Importance 2 protected area contained by site 2  
La Bursine Raised and Transitional Bogs of National Importance 3 protected area contained by site 3  
La Burtignière Fenlands of National Importance 70 protected area contained by site 70  
La Sagne au sud-ouest du Lieu Raised and Transitional Bogs of National Importance 8 protected area contained by site 8  
La Sagne du Campe Raised and Transitional Bogs of National Importance 8 protected area contained by site 8  
La Sagne du Séchey Fenlands of National Importance 7 protected area contained by site 7  
La Sagne du Sechey Raised and Transitional Bogs of National Importance 4 protected area contained by site 4  
La Thomassette Fenlands of National Importance 1 protected area contained by site 1  
La Thomassette Raised and Transitional Bogs of National Importance 1 protected area contained by site 1  
Lac Brenet Fenlands of National Importance 14 protected area overlaps with site 1  
Lac Ter Fenlands of National Importance 7 protected area contained by site 7  
Le Brassus Fenlands of National Importance 103 protected area contained by site 103  
Le Noirmont Federal Hunting Reserves 5,487 protected area overlaps with site 5,445  
Les Cruilles Fenlands of National Importance 8 protected area contained by site 8  
Les Sagnes du Sentier Raised and Transitional Bogs of National Importance 9 protected area contained by site 9  
Marais Rouge Raised and Transitional Bogs of National Importance 0 protected area contained by site 0  
Petits Plats Raised and Transitional Bogs of National Importance 2 protected area contained by site 2  
Pontet Fenlands of National Importance 23 protected area contained by site 23  
Pontet Raised and Transitional Bogs of National Importance 2 protected area contained by site 2  
Riere la Givrine Raised and Transitional Bogs of National Importance 1 protected area contained by site 1  
Sagne de Pre Rodet Raised and Transitional Bogs of National Importance 13 protected area contained by site 13  
Sagnes de la Burtigniere Floodplains of National Importance 95 protected area contained by site 95  
Sagnes de la Burtigniere Raised and Transitional Bogs of National Importance 42 protected area contained by site 42  
Sèche de Gimel Fenlands of National Importance 13 protected area contained by site 13  
Sèche de Gimel Raised and Transitional Bogs of National Importance 1 protected area contained by site 1  
Tourbière de Derrière la Côte, sud-est Fenlands of National Importance 5 protected area contained by site 5  
Tourbière de Derrière la Côte, sud-ouest Fenlands of National Importance 1 protected area contained by site 1  
Vallée de Joux Mire Landscapes of National Importance 882 protected area contained by site 882  
Vallée de Joux et Haut-Jura vaudois Landscapes and Natural Monuments of National Importance 26,843 protected area overlaps with site 24,677  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone  63%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  26%
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas; Urban parks and gardens  2%
Rocky areas Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders  1%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 26%
forestry -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport 2%

Protection status BLN-Landschaften: Vallée de Joux et Haut-Jura vaudois: grösstenteils im IBA; Moorlandschaften: Creux du Croue: vollständig im IBA; Vallée de Joux: vollständig im IBA; Flachmoore: 13 Objekte: 12 ganz im IBA; Hochmoore: 19 Objekte: 18 ganz im IBA; Auengebiete: Sagnes de la Burtignière: vollständig im IBA Jagdbanngebiete: Le Noirmont: vollständig im IBA; Bereits 1973 wurde der Parc Jurassien Vaudois gegründet. Heute deckt dieser über 100 km2 ab und es laufen Bestrebungen, das NHG-Label Regionaler Naturpark zu erlangen. Ein Konzept zur Besucherlenkung mit einer Unterteilung des Gebietes in Zonen wurde bereits erarbeitet.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mont Tendre. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/09/2014

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