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Etang de Thau


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-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC winter 1997 500-2,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC passage 1997 1,000-2,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC winter 1997 500-1,000 individuals B1i, C3
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC passage 1997 1,000-2,000 individuals B1i, C3
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1997 10-20 breeding pairs C6
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 1997 50-100 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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
LIDO DE THAU Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 509 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Les Pres de Bauge Nature Reserve 10 protected area contained by site 10
LE BAGNAS Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 679 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Herbiers de l'étang de Thau Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,788 protected area overlaps with site 613
Étang de Thau et lido de Sète à Agde Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,770 protected area overlaps with site 1,000
ETANG DE THAU Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 69 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Coastline Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats, Lagoons -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Etang de Thau. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/03/2021.