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Bassin de la Haine


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
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding - 1-2 breeding pairs C6
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis LC breeding - 10-20 breeding pairs C6
Bluethroat Cyanecula svecica LC breeding - 80-120 breeding pairs 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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vallée de la Haine en aval de Mons (Bernissart; Boussu; Hensies; Jurbise; Mons; Quaregnon; Saint-Ghislain) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,687 protected area contained by site 1,687
Vallée de la Haine en aval de Mons (Bernissart; Boussu; Hensies; Jurbise; Mons; Quaregnon; Saint-Ghislain) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,814 protected area contained by site 1,814
Vallée de la Haine en aval de Mons Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,789 protected area contained by site 0
Vallée de la Haine en aval de Mons Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,789 protected area contained by site 0
Pres de Grand Rieu Site naturel d'interêt scientifique 35 protected area contained by site 0
PN des Plaines de l'Escaut Parc naturel 26,243 protected area overlaps with site 0
Nature reserves of the Bassin de la Haine Nature Reserve 254 protected area contained by site 254
Mer de Sable Réserve naturelle domaniale 20 protected area contained by site 0
Marionville Réserve naturelle agréée 44 protected area contained by site 0
Mares du Bois de Baudour Site naturel d'interêt scientifique 8 protected area contained by site 0
Marais de la Neuville Site naturel d'interêt scientifique 19 protected area contained by site 0
Marais de Douvrain Site naturel d'interêt scientifique 84 protected area contained by site 0
Marais d'Harchies-Hensies-Pommeroeul Site naturel d'interêt scientifique 557 protected area contained by site 0
Marais d'Harchies Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 525 protected area contained by site 550
Grande Bruyere de Blaton Réserve naturelle domaniale 12 protected area contained by site 0
Grand Rieu (Prés de) Réserve naturelle agréée 68 protected area contained by site 0
Forêt de Bon-Secours Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 387 protected area contained by site 392
Forêt de Bon-Secours Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 387 protected area contained by site 0
Etang d'Erbisoeul Réserve naturelle domaniale 7 protected area contained by site 0
Coron du Marais de Montroeul Réserve naturelle agréée 11 protected area contained by site 0
Caves Eugénie et Paula Site naturel d'interêt scientifique 1 protected area contained by site 0
Burettes Réserve naturelle agréée 4 protected area overlaps with site 0
Bord nord du bassin de la Haine Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,215 protected area contained by site 0
Bord nord du bassin de la Haine Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,215 protected area contained by site 2,213

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Heathland -
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Forestry plantations, Urban parks and gardens, Other urban and industrial areas, Ruderal land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bassin de la Haine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/08/2022.