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Location France, Lorraine
Central coordinates 5o 44.00' East  48o 48.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 16,650 ha
Altitude 225 - 285m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description An area of deciduous woodlands, open fields, ponds, marshes, reedbeds (Phragmites), rivers and riverine forest.

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

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  1991  10-12 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  1991  5-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland  55%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing brackish and salt water; Water fringe vegetation  11%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  35%

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Forêt de la Reine. Downloaded from on 26/11/2015

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