Plaine calcaire du sud Vendée

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 12 breeding pairs C6
Burhinus oedicnemus NR breeding 1991 40-50 breeding pairs C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 1991 20-40 breeding pairs B3, 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)
Plaine de Niort Nord-Ouest Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,018 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Plaine calcaire du sud Vendée Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,304 protected area overlaps with site 6,755
Marais poitevin Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,463 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Marais Poitevin Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 47,745 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Ruderal land -
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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 (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Plaine calcaire du sud Vendée. Downloaded from on 19/01/2020.