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Location Belgium, Région Wallonne
Central coordinates 5o 43.00' East  50o 16.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 8,494 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description An area of mires and heaths in a woodland and grassland landscape in the Ardennes.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia resident  1 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus resident  1-15 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bassin inférieur de l'Ourthe orientale (Gouvy; Houffalize; La Roche-en-Ardenne) - BE34024A0 Birds Directive 2,308 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Bassin inférieur de l'Ourthe orientale (Gouvy; Houffalize; La Roche-en-Ardenne) - BE34024B0 Habitats Directive 2,117 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Fagne de la Crépale (Lierneux) - BE34014A0 Birds Directive 41 protected area contained by site 41  
Fagne de la Crépale et prairies de Malempré (Lierneux; Manhay) - BE34014B0 Habitats Directive 176 protected area overlaps with site 68  
Fagnes de Bihain (Gouvy; Houffalize; Vielsalm) - BE34017A0 Birds Directive 661 protected area contained by site 661  
Fagnes de Bihain (Gouvy; Houffalize; Vielsalm) - BE34017B0 Habitats Directive 703 protected area contained by site 703  
Fagnes de Samrée et de Tailles (Houffalize; La Roche-en-Ardenne; Vielsalm) - BE34016A0 Birds Directive 717 protected area contained by site 717  
Fagnes de Samrée et de Tailles (Houffalize; La Roche-en-Ardenne; Vielsalm) - BE34016B0 Habitats Directive 860 protected area contained by site 860  
Fanges des sources de l'Aisne (Manhay) - BE34015A0 Birds Directive 146 protected area contained by site 146  
Fanges des sources de l'Aisne (Manhay) - BE34015B0 Habitats Directive 604 protected area contained by site 604  
Haute vallée de l'Aisne (Erezée; La Roche-en-Ardenne; Manhay) - BE34013A0 Birds Directive 1,869 protected area overlaps with site 140  
Haute vallée de l'Aisne (Erezée; La Roche-en-Ardenne; Manhay) - BE34013B0 Habitats Directive 1,836 protected area overlaps with site 140  
Haute vallée de la Lienne (Lierneux; Manhay) - BE33060C0 Birds Directive 384 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Nature reserves at Plateau des Tailles Nature Reserve 468 protected area contained by site 468  
Sources de la Lienne (Lierneux; Vielsalm) - BE34018C0 Birds Directive 199 protected area contained by site 199  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  20%
Shrubland   -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Dry siliceous grassland; Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land; Urban parks and gardens  70%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 20%
forestry 60%
hunting 70%
nature conservation and research 10%
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport 5%

Protection status National Low International High468 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Nature Reserves at Plateau des Tailles, 468 ha). 8,494 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Plateau des Tailles, 8,494 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tailles. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2014

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