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Location France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Central coordinates 6o 11.00' East  43o 6.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C6
Area 1,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 3m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description The IBA contains saltmarshes, ponds, brackish marshes, reedbeds (Phragmites), coastal dunes and sandy beaches.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus winter  1997  123-1,281 individuals  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus passage  1997  1,000-10,000 individuals  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Himantopus himantopus breeding  1996  41-46 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta breeding  1997  63-73 breeding pairs  B3, C6  Least Concern 
Charadrius alexandrinus breeding  1997  50-55 breeding pairs  B2  Not Recognised 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons breeding  1996  31 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Iles d'Hyères - FR9310020 Birds Directive 48,014 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
RADE D'HYERES - FR9301613 Habitats Directive 48,978 protected area contains site 1,000  
Salins d'Hyères et des Pesquiers - FR9312008 Birds Directive 959 protected area overlaps with site 945  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water  -
Coastline Salt marshes; Sand dunes & beaches  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation 10%
other 95%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Salins d'Hyères et de Pesquiers. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/10/2014

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