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Location France, Franche-Comté
Central coordinates 5o 20.00' East  46o 59.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 11,850 ha
Altitude 190 - 250m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description A slow-flowing river, with associated wet meadows, marshes, cultivated land, sandbanks, and woodland.

Key Biodiversity Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (wintering); Crex crex (breeding).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ixobrychus minutus breeding  1991  10-15 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax breeding  1991  40-60 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea breeding  1991  10-20 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Black Kite Milvus migrans breeding  1991  10-20 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  1991  1-5 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Circus cyaneus breeding  1991  10-20 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1991  5-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Burhinus oedicnemus breeding  1995  2 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica breeding  1991  80 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
BASSE VALLEE DU DOUBS - FR4301323 Habitats Directive 3,810 protected area overlaps with site 3,498  
BASSE VALLEE DU DOUBS - FR4312007 Birds Directive 3,804 protected area overlaps with site 3,498  
Basse vallée du Doubs et étangs associés - FR2612005 Birds Directive 4,093 protected area overlaps with site 2,648  
BRESSE JURASSIENNE NORD - FR4301306 Habitats Directive 8,653 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
BRESSE JURASSIENNE NORD - FR4312008 Birds Directive 8,653 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Girard National Nature Reserve 94 protected area contained by site 95  
PRAIRIES INONDABLES DE LA BASSE VALLEE DU DOUBS JUSQU'A L'AMONT DE NAVILLY - FR2600981 Habitats Directive 1,434 protected area contained by site 1,434  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland  -
Grassland Humid grasslands  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Water fringe vegetation  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  -

Land use

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

Protection status National Low International None95 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (l'Ile du Girard, 95 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Basse Vallée du Doubs : Dole Sud. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/12/2014

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