Year of compilation: 2000
The site includes rivers, sandy islets, marshes, riverine forest and arable land.
Heron colonies are present along the river. Burhinus oedicnemus
and terns breed on the natural sandy islands.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Fishing and recreational activities are threats.
Partial150 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (150 ha). 413 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Mars sur Allier, 413 ha).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mars sur Allier. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 30/06/2022.