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Location France, Champagne-Ardenne
Central coordinates 4o 8.00' East  49o 38.00' North
IBA criteria A4iii, B3, C4, C6
Area 4,860 ha
Altitude 160 - 170m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description An area of meadows, rivers, ponds and gravel-pits, arable land and Populus groves.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1991  5-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris winter  1991  1,000 individuals  B3  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1991  20,000-49,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii, C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Confluence des vallées de la Meuse et de la Chiers - FR2112004 Birds Directive 3,636 protected area contained by site 3,636  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  12%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  7%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  81%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 90%
fisheries/aquaculture 5%
forestry 12%
hunting 90%
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Confluent des vallées de la Meuse et de la Chiers. Downloaded from on 21/10/2014

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