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Location France, Poitou-Charentes
Central coordinates 0o 21.00' West  46o 14.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, C1, C6
Area 14,300 ha
Altitude 60 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1991  30 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding  1996  35 breeding pairs  A1, C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax passage  1996  1,000 individuals  A1, C1  Near Threatened 
Burhinus oedicnemus breeding  1991  120 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Not Recognised 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
MASSIF FORESTIER DE CHIZE-AULNAY - FR5400450 Habitats Directive 17,357 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
PLAINE DE NIORT SUD-EST - FR5412007 Birds Directive 20,760 protected area overlaps with site 13,502  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  -

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Plaine de Niort (sud-est). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/08/2014

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