Lake Geneva: Versoix and Hermance to Geneva

Country/territory: Switzerland

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i (2000)
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Area: 3,641 ha

SVS/BirdLife Switzerland
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2014 not assessed high medium
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Site summary
The site covers a large bay with a predominantly developed shoreline. Water-fringe vegetation has largely been destroyed. An important wintering site for waterbirds, particularly Great Crested Grebe and ducks. Breeding Goosander are part of a genetically separate alpine population. The main threat is disturbance from boats. The site is protected from hunting by cantonal legislation.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lake Geneva: Versoix and Hermance to Geneva. Downloaded from on 24/02/2024.