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Location France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Central coordinates 5o 58.00' East  44o 32.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3, C6
Area 62 ha
Altitude 935 - 946m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description The largest wetland in the high Alps.

Key Biodiversity The site is important for migratory waterbirds and raptors.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ixobrychus minutus breeding  1991  5-50 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Not Recognised 
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana breeding  1991  5-50 breeding pairs  B3, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
FR265 Hunting Reserve 62 protected area contained by site 62  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland  10%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  20%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  61%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  9%

Land use

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

Protection status National High International None62 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (62 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Marais de Manteyer. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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