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Estuaire de la Charente


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
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 1997 27 breeding pairs C6
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC winter 1991 300 individuals B2
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 1996 12-20 breeding pairs C6
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT passage 1991 5,000 individuals B1i, C3
Bluethroat Cyanecula svecica LC breeding 1997 25-50 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 Charente (basse vallée) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 10,723 protected area overlaps with site 4,814
RIVES DE CHARENTE Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 401 protected area contained by site 0
Pertuis charentais - Rochebonne Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 817,900 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Pertuis charentais - Rochebonne Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 819,258 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Pertuis charentais Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 456,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Pertuis Charentais Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 456,027 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Marais de Rochefort Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 13,604 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Marais de Brouage; Ile d'Oléron Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 26,080 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Marais de Brouage (et marais nord d'Oléron) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 26,095 protected area is adjacent to site 0
ILE MADAME Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 5 protected area contained by site 0
Estuaire et basse vallée de la Charente Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 10,700 protected area overlaps with site 4,814
Estuaire de la Gironde et de la mer des Pertuis Parc naturel marin 650,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
ESTUAIRE DE CHARENTE - RIVE DROITE Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 144 protected area overlaps with site 0
Anse de Fouras; baie d'Yves, marais de Rochefort Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 13,604 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Tidal rivers and enclosed tidal waters, Standing freshwater, Standing brackish and salt water, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
Coastline Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Estuaire de la Charente. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/01/2021.