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Location France, Centre
Central coordinates 1o 22.00' East  46o 46.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 5,950 ha
Altitude 110 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description Mixed woodland with heathland, ponds, Populus groves and bocage.

Key Biodiversity This is an important area for forest and heathland birds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1991  5-8 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1991  30-50 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
La Brenne: CE05-CE08 Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 5,950 protected area contained by site 5,950  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland  60%
Shrubland Heathland  30%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Urban parks and gardens  -

Land use

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

Protection status National None International High5,950 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (La Brenne, 140,000 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Brenne: Forêt de Lancosme. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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