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Location France, Alsace
Central coordinates 7o 27.00' East  47o 57.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 21,800 ha
Altitude 190 - 212m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description This site includes areas of cereal cultivation, deciduous woodland and rivers.

Key Biodiversity This area is important for species associated with agricultural habitats.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1991  10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Burhinus oedicnemus breeding  1991  100-150 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Not Recognised 
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  20%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  80%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 80%
forestry 20%
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Zones agricoles de la Hardt. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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