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Location France, Centre
Central coordinates 0o 52.00' East  47o 24.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 510 ha
Altitude 50 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description An area of rivers, marshes, dry grassland, riverine forest, Populus groves and scrubland.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus breeding  1996  3-9 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  1992  54-75 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons breeding  1992  20-35 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
FRN064 Hunting Reserve 300 protected area contained by site 300  
LA LOIRE DE CANDES SAINT MARTIN A MOSNES - FR2400548 Habitats Directive 4,894 protected area overlaps with site 400  
VALLEE DE LA LOIRE D'INDRE-ET-LOIRE - FR2410012 Birds Directive 4,893 protected area overlaps with site 400  

Habitats

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

Land use

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

Protection status National Partial International None300 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (300 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vallée de la Loire : environs de Montlouis-sur-Loire. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2014

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