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Vallée de la Meuse


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
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1993 25 breeding pairs A1, C1, C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 1991 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis LC breeding 1991 10-100 breeding pairs B2, C6
Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus LC breeding 1991 1-10 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vallée de la Meuse (secteur Sorcy Saint-Martin) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,911 protected area overlaps with site 1,542
Vallée de la Meuse (secteur de Stenay) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,338 protected area overlaps with site 1,983
Vallée de la Meuse (secteur de Stenay) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,338 protected area overlaps with site 1,983
Vallée de la Meuse Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 13,562 protected area overlaps with site 9,801
Prairie humide Terrain acquis par un conservatoire d'espaces naturels 2 protected area contained by site 0
Pelouses; forêt et fort de Pagny-la-Blanche-Côte Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 141 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Pelouses et vallons forestiers de Chauvoncourt Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 289 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pelouses et milieux cavernicoles de la vallée de la Chiers et de l'Othain; buxaie de Montmédy Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 314 protected area overlaps with site 84
Lorraine Parc naturel régional 209,990 protected area overlaps with site 0
La Meuse et ses annexes hydrauliques Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 582 protected area overlaps with site 582
Côte du Mont Terrain acquis par un conservatoire d'espaces naturels 23 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Corridor de la Meuse Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 12,705 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
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Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vallée de la Meuse. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/08/2020.