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Location France, Centre
Central coordinates 0o 8.00' East  47o 23.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 18,800 ha
Altitude 75 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description A lake with reedbeds (Phragmites), wet meadows, heathland, woodland, and arable land. Human activities include agriculture and stock-raising.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1991  3 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
COMPLEXE DU CHANGEON ET DE LA ROUMER - FR2402007 Habitats Directive 3,782 protected area overlaps with site 1,070  
FR140 Hunting Reserve 250 protected area contained by site 250  
Lac de Rillé et forêts voisines d'Anjou et de Touraine - FR2410016 Birds Directive 43,957 protected area overlaps with site 17,573  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland  -
Shrubland Heathland  -
Grassland Humid grasslands  -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  -

Land use

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

Protection status National Low International None250 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (250 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lac de Rillé et forêts voisines. Downloaded from on 25/10/2014

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