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Location France, Rhône-Alpes
Central coordinates 4o 46.00' East  45o 21.00' North
IBA criteria B2
Area 470 ha
Altitude 136 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description The Rhône river with riverine forest and surrounding arable fields.

Key Biodiversity This is a nationally important site for passage and wintering waterbirds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster breeding  1991  10-100 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ile de la Platière National Nature Reserve 485 protected area overlaps with site 470  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  21%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  45%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  7%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 7%
forestry 11%
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management 29%

Protection status National High International None470 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (L'Ile de la Platière, 484 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Ile de la Platière. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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