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Location France, Centre
Central coordinates 0o 20.00' East  47o 16.00' North
IBA criteria A1, C1, C6
Area 1,900 ha
Altitude 32 - 42m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description A river valley with wet grasslands, riverine forest, marshes, Populus groves, arable land and bocage.

Key Biodiversity Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (passage).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1992  15-20 breeding pairs  A1, C1, C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  -
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  88%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Water fringe vegetation  6%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  36%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 72%
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry 20%
hunting 100%
tourism/recreation -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Basse vallée de L'Indre. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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