Etang des Landes

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
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1989 1,000-10,000 individuals B1i, C2
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 1989 30 breeding pairs C6
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1989 1,000-10,000 individuals B1iv, C5

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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Réserve Naturelle de l'étang des Landes Nature Reserve 166 protected area contained by site 166
Étang des Landes Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 740 protected area contained by site 740
Étang des Landes Réserve naturelle nationale 166 protected area contained by site 0
Bassin de Gouzon Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 740 protected area contained by site 740


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

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 (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Etang des Landes. Downloaded from on 06/10/2022.