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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.

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 

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 1,563  
LA LOIRE DE CANDES SAINT MARTIN A MOSNES - FR2400548 Habitats Directive 4,894 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
VALLEE DE LA LOIRE D'INDRE-ET-LOIRE - FR2410012 Birds Directive 4,893 protected area is adjacent to site 0  


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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Basse vallée de L'Indre. Downloaded from on 26/10/2014

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