Brenne: Forêt de la Petite-Brenne

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 1991 5 breeding pairs C6
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus LC breeding 1991 10 breeding pairs C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 1991 5 breeding pairs C6
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus LC breeding 1991 10 breeding pairs C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vallée de la Creuse et affluents Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,283 protected area is adjacent to site 0
La Brenne Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 140,000 protected area overlaps with site 12,560
Brenne Parc naturel régional 182,835 protected area contains site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Shrubland Heathland -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Brenne: Forêt de la Petite-Brenne. Downloaded from on 22/10/2021.