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Location France, Poitou-Charentes
Central coordinates 0o 4.00' West  45o 46.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, C1, C6
Area 4,650 ha
Altitude 35 - 80m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description A river valley with wet meadows, Populus plantations and arable fields.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus breeding  1991  1-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  27-35 breeding pairs  A1, C1, C6  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
COTEAUX CALCAIRES ENTRE LES BOUCHAUDS ET MARSAC - FR5400405 Habitats Directive 222 protected area overlaps with site 14  
Prairie de St-Yrieix Site with preservation order 30 protected area contained by site 30  
VALLEE DE LA CHARENTE EN AMONT D'ANGOULEMES - FR5412006 Birds Directive 4,018 protected area overlaps with site 3,068  
Vallée de la Charente entre Angoulème et Cognac et ses principaux affluents (SOLOIRE, BOEME, ECHELLE) - FR5402009 Habitats Directive 5,373 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Mesophile grasslands  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  -

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vallée de la Charente : amont d'Angoulême. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/07/2014

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