Plaine de Niort (sud-est)

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
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT breeding 1996 35 breeding pairs A1, C1, C6
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT passage 1996 1,000 individuals A1, C1
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 1991 120 breeding pairs B2, C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 1991 30 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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Plaine de Niort Sud-Est Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 20,760 protected area overlaps with site 13,502
Massif forestier de Chizé-Aulnay Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 17,357 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Marais poitevin Parc naturel régional 198,189 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Plaine de Niort (sud-est). Downloaded from on 18/10/2021.