Year of compilation: 2000
A brackish lagoon with marshes, dunes and sand beaches, reedbeds (Phragmites
) and a Pinus
This is an important site for breeding and passage waterbirds.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Water pollution from agricultural and urban sources, high hunting pressure and tourist activities are considered the main threats.
None10 ha of IBA covered by Voluntary Nature Reserve (Les Prés de Baugé, 10 ha).
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Etang de Thau. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 06/03/2021.