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Location France, Ile de France
Central coordinates 3o 11.00' East  48o 24.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 39,900 ha
Altitude 55 - 172m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description The site contains lakes, rivers, alluvial forests, marshes and meadows.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  1991  90-150 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  1991  20 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
BASSEE ET PLAINES ADJACENTES - FR1112002 Birds Directive 27,643 protected area overlaps with site 23,515  
CARRIERE SAINT NICOLAS - FR1102016 Habitats Directive 6 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
FR049 Hunting Reserve 2,000 protected area contained by site 2,000  
La Bassée Nature Reserve 855 protected area contained by site 855  
LA BASSEE - FR1100798 Habitats Directive 1,404 protected area contained by site 1,404  
PRAIRIES, MARAIS ET BOIS ALLUVIAUX DE LA BASSEE - FR2100296 Habitats Directive 841 protected area overlaps with site 131  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  -
Shrubland Heathland  -
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land; Urban parks and gardens  -

Land use

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

Protection status National Low International None2,000 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (2,000 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bassée et plaines adjacentes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/04/2014

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