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Location France, Lorraine
Central coordinates 5o 48.00' East  49o 6.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 11,700 ha
Altitude 200 - 310m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description The site includes cereal fields, orchards, deciduous woodlands, abandoned fields, and rivers.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding raptors and forest species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1991  28 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Jarny - Mars-la-Tour - FR4112012 Birds Directive 8,113 protected area overlaps with site 6,200  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  5%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land  87%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 80%
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry 5%
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Fresnes-en-Woëvre-Mars-la-Tour. Downloaded from on 26/12/2014

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