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Location France, Lorraine
Central coordinates 5o 28.00' East  49o 1.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, C1, C6
Area 18,100 ha
Altitude 165 - 256m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description The site includes wet meadows, a river, alluvial forest, marshes and aquatic vegetation.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  1991  5-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1993  25 breeding pairs  A1, C1, C6  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Picus canus breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
CORRIDOR DE LA MEUSE - FR4100171 Habitats Directive 12,705 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
La Meuse et ses annexes hydrauliques - FR4102001 Habitats Directive 582 protected area contained by site 582  
PELOUSES ET MILIEUX CAVERNICOLES DE LA VALLEE DE LA CHIERS ET DE L'OTHAIN, BUXAIE DE MONTMEDY - FR4100155 Habitats Directive 314 protected area overlaps with site 84  
PELOUSES ET VALLONS FORESTIERS DE CHAUVONCOURT - FR4100153 Habitats Directive 289 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
PELOUSES, FORET ET FORT DE PAGNY-LA-BLANCHE-COTE - FR4100154 Habitats Directive 141 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
VALLEE DE LA MEUSE - FR4112008 Birds Directive 13,562 protected area overlaps with site 9,801  
VALLEE DE LA MEUSE (secteur de Stenay) - FR4100234 Habitats Directive 2,338 protected area overlaps with site 1,983  
VALLEE DE LA MEUSE (secteur de Stenay) - FR4112005 Birds Directive 2,338 protected area overlaps with site 1,983  
VALLEE DE LA MEUSE (secteur Sorcy Saint-Martin) - FR4100236 Habitats Directive 1,911 protected area overlaps with site 1,542  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   -
Grassland Humid grasslands  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Water fringe vegetation  5%

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vallée de la Meuse. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2014

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