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Location France, Centre
Central coordinates 1o 18.00' East  46o 40.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 6,660 ha
Altitude 100 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description An area of ponds and marshes with reedbeds (Phragmites), heathland and deciduous woodland.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for wetland and reedbed breeding species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea breeding  1991  10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Black Kite Milvus migrans breeding  1991  5-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  1991  5-12 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1991  30-40 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
BRENNE - FR2410003 Birds Directive 58,311 protected area overlaps with site 6,201  
Brenne: CE05+CE07+CE08+CE09 Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 6,660 protected area contained by site 6,660  
GRANDE BRENNE - FR2400534 Habitats Directive 58,052 protected area overlaps with site 6,193  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  -
Shrubland Heathland  -
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland  -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -
Artificial - terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land  -

Land use

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

Protection status National None International High6,600 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (La Brenne, 140,000 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Brenne Sud. Downloaded from on 26/12/2014

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