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Location France, Champagne-Ardenne
Central coordinates 3o 53.00' East  48o 37.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 21,500 ha
Altitude 100 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description An area of conifer woodland with heathland, marshes, bogs, wet meadows, arable land, orchards and hedges.

Key Biodiversity Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (breeding); Tetrax tetrax (breeding).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Burhinus oedicnemus breeding  1991  3-6 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris passage  1991  10-100 individuals  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
GARENNE DE LA PERTHE - FR2100308 Habitats Directive 637 protected area contained by site 637  
MARAIS DE LA SUPERBE - FR2100285 Habitats Directive 276 protected area contained by site 276  
Marigny, Superbe, vallée de l'Aube - FR2112012 Birds Directive 4,527 protected area overlaps with site 4,015  
PRAIRIES ET BOIS ALLUVIAUX DE LA BASSE VALLEE ALLUVIALE DE L'AUBE - FR2100297 Habitats Directive 742 protected area overlaps with site 119  
SAVART DE LA TOMMELLE A MARIGNY - FR2100255 Habitats Directive 286 protected area contained by site 286  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Native coniferous woodland  -
Shrubland Heathland  -
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Water fringe vegetation  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  -

Land use

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

Protection status National None International Low1,424 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Etang de la Horre, 1,424 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vallée de l'Aube, de la Superbe et Marigny. Downloaded from on 05/05/2015

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