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Location France, Midi-Pyrénées
Central coordinates 1o 4.00' East  44o 4.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Area 1,300 ha
Altitude 130 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description The site contains a river, reservoir, riverine forest, marshes, reedbeds (Phragmites), Populus plantations, orchards and abandoned fields.

Key Biodiversity Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (wintering).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax breeding  1991  900 breeding pairs  A4i, B1i, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  1991  9 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Garonne, Ariège, Hers, Salat, Pique et Neste - FR7301822 Habitats Directive 9,602 protected area overlaps with site 462  
Vallée de la Garonne de Muret à Moissac - FR7312014 Birds Directive 4,503 protected area overlaps with site 945  
Vallées du Tarn, de l'Aveyron, du Viaur, de l'Agout et du Gijou - FR7301631 Habitats Directive 17,180 protected area is adjacent to site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -
Artificial - terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land  -

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vallée de la Garonne : Moissac. Downloaded from on 27/01/2015

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