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River Rhone: Geneva to Verbois reservoir


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 15-25 breeding pairs B1i
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC winter 1998 9,000-13,000 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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2014 high not assessed high
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
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - persecution/control happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - large dams happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) 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90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented high
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vers Vaux Federal Inventory of Alluvial Zones of National Importance 16 protected area contained by site 16
Vallon de la Laire Federal Inventory of Alluvial Zones of National Importance 27 protected area overlaps with site 26
Vallon de l'Allondon Federal Inventory of Alluvial Zones of National Importance 101 protected area overlaps with site 100
Vallon de l'Allondon Landscapes and Natural Monuments of National Importance 1,929 is identical to site 1,929
Rade et Rhône genevois Federal Inventory of Reserves for Waterbirds and Migratory Birds of International and National Imp. 1,929 is identical to site 1,929
Moulin de Vert Federal Inventory of Alluvial Zones of National Importance 29 protected area contained by site 29
Le Rhône genevois – Vallons de l’Allondon et de La Laire Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,929 is identical to site 1,929

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban parks and gardens, Other urban and industrial areas -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: River Rhone: Geneva to Verbois reservoir. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/04/2020.