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Location France, Corse
Central coordinates 9o 28.00' East  42o 3.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, C3
Area 242,852 ha
Altitude 3 - 30m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description A shallow brackish lagoon and marshes surrounded by arable land and sclerophyllous scrub.

Key Biodiversity The site is important for wintering waterbirds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo winter  1997  400-1,830 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Casabianda R 1,760 protected area overlaps with site 1,300  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Salt marshes; Standing brackish and salt water; Tidal rivers and enclosed tidal waters  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 25%
fisheries/aquaculture 50%
hunting -
tourism/recreation -

Protection status National Partial International Partial1,300 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (Casabianda, 1,760 ha). 2,300 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Urbino, 2,300 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Etang d'Urbino et zones humides périphériques. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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