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Location France, Lorraine
Central coordinates 6o 28.00' East  48o 52.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 11,950 ha
Altitude 188 - 307m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description The site includes cereal fields, meadows, bocages, deciduous woodlands, rivers and Populus plantations.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for species associated with open habitats such as Circus pygargus.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1991  31 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
COTE DE DELME ET ANCIENNES CARRIERES DE TINCRY - FR4100169 Habitats Directive 310 protected area overlaps with site 61  
VALLEE DE LA SEILLE (secteur amont et petite Seille) - FR4100232 Habitats Directive 1,477 protected area overlaps with site 110  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  5%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  85%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 80%
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -
other -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Plateau de Delme, Val de Petite Seille. Downloaded from on 25/04/2015

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