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Location France, Poitou-Charentes
Central coordinates 0o 37.00' East  46o 38.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, C2
Area 2,550 ha
Altitude 70 - 140m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description Bogs and marshes, agricultural land and wet meadows. Human activities include arable farming, tourism and recreation.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria passage  1991  2,600-10,000 individuals  B1i, C2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
PLATEAU DE BELLEFONDS - FR5412016 Birds Directive 2,584 protected area overlaps with site 2,341  

Habitats

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

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Plateau de Bellefonds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/10/2014

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