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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.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for species associated with wet meadows.

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 


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 (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vallée de la Meuse. Downloaded from on 10/10/2015

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