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Lake Geneva: Versoix and Hermance to Geneva


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
Goosander Mergus merganser LC resident 1996 65-75 breeding pairs B1i
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus LC winter 1998 2,000-7,000 individuals A4i, B1i

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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2014 high not assessed medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - large dams likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas likely in short term (within 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas likely in short term (within 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Rive gauche du Petit-Lac (GE) Bundesinventar der Wasser- und Zugvogelreservate von internationaler und nationaler Bedeutung 636 protected area contained by site 635
Rive droite du Petit-Lac (GE, VD) Bundesinventar der Wasser- und Zugvogelreservate von internationaler und nationaler Bedeutung 642 protected area contained by site 332
Rhône-Verbois (GE) Bundesinventar der Wasser- und Zugvogelreservate von internationaler und nationaler Bedeutung 1,934 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Pointe à la Bise Bundesinventar der Amphibienlaichgebiete von nationaler Bedeutung 55 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mies / Versoix Federal Inventory of Reserves for Waterbirds and Migratory Birds of International and National Imp. 310 protected area contained by site 310
Le Rhône genevois-Vallons de l'Allondon et de La Laire Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,929 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Le Rhone genevois - Vallons de l Allondon et de la Laire Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,929 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Complexe alluvial du Rhône genevois Smaragd-Gebiete 2,628 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater -
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban parks and gardens, Other urban and industrial areas -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Geneva: Versoix and Hermance to Geneva. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2022.