Lac Léman (partie française)

Country/territory: France

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, C3, C4 (2000)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 24,300 ha

Protection status:

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description
French part of Lake Geneva with reedbeds (Phragmites), marshes and aquatic vegetation (Swiss part of the lake contains IBAs 007, 008, 009).

Key biodiversity
The area is of international importance for wintering and passage waterbirds. The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds in winter, on a regular basis. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (wintering). All bird data are for the French part of the lake only.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lac Léman (partie française). Downloaded from on 15/04/2021.