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Location France, Lorraine
Central coordinates 6o 47.00' East  48o 48.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, B2, C3, C6
Area 1,660 ha
Altitude 210 - 232m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description Lake and marshes, surrounded by woodland, grassland and arable land.

Key Biodiversity The area is important for breeding and wintering waterbirds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus winter  1997  9 individuals  B2  Least Concern 
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata passage  1997  500 individuals  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Ixobrychus minutus breeding  1991  8 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  1991  4 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea breeding  1991  7 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Etangs du Lindre, forêt du Romersberg et zones voisines Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 5,308 protected area contains site 1,672  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  -

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Etang de Lindre. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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