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Location France, Centre
Central coordinates 0o 11.00' East  47o 12.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 5,080 ha
Altitude 28 - 34m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description Rivers, ponds, wet grasslands, riverine forest, Populus groves, marshes, arable land and bocage. Agriculture and forestry are the two main activities at the site.

Key Biodiversity Crex crex breeds in wet meadows in the valley.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1992  10-15 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Basses vallées de la Vienne et de l'Indre - FR2410011 Birds Directive 5,671 protected area overlaps with site 3,210  
LA LOIRE DE CANDES SAINT MARTIN A MOSNES - FR2400548 Habitats Directive 4,894 protected area overlaps with site 1,096  
VALLEE DE LA LOIRE D'INDRE-ET-LOIRE - FR2410012 Birds Directive 4,893 protected area overlaps with site 1,096  
Vallée de la Loire des Ponts-de-Cé à Montsoreau - FR5200629 Habitats Directive 5,161 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Vallée de la Loire des Ponts-de-Cé à Montsoreau - FR5212003 Birds Directive 5,157 protected area is adjacent to site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  -
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland; Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  -

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vallée de la Loire : confluence Loire-Vienne. Downloaded from on 26/04/2015

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