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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.

Key Biodiversity This site is important for woodland species, particularly Accipiter gentilis, Milvus migrans and Dryocopus martius.

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 (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lac de Rillé et forêts voisines. Downloaded from on 02/04/2015

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