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Lesse et Lomme


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
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia LC resident - 5-20 breeding pairs C6
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding - 10 breeding pairs C6
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus LC breeding - 15-20 breeding pairs C6
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius LC resident - 20-25 breeding pairs C6
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius LC resident - 40-50 breeding pairs B3, C6
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC breeding - 60-90 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vallées des Ruisseaux de Fenffe et du Vachau (Ciney; Houyet; Rochefort) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 886 protected area overlaps with site 693
Vallées des Ruisseaux de Fenffe et du Vachau (Ciney; Houyet; Rochefort) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,267 protected area overlaps with site 1,781
Vallées des Ruisseaux de Fenffe et du Vachau Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,260 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vallées des Ruisseaux de Fenffe et du Vachau Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,260 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vallée du Biran (Beauraing; Houyet) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 487 protected area overlaps with site 321
Vallée du Biran (Beauraing; Houyet) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 374 protected area overlaps with site 181
Vallée du Biran Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 556 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vallée du Biran Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 556 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vallée de la Wimbe (Beauraing; Rochefort; Wellin) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,047 protected area overlaps with site 941
Vallée de la Wimbe (Beauraing; Rochefort; Wellin) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,870 protected area overlaps with site 1,579
Vallée de la Wimbe Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,216 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vallée de la Wimbe Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,216 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vallée de la Lomme de Grupont à Rochefort (Nassogne) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 78 protected area contained by site 78
Vallée de la Lomme de Grupont à Rochefort (Nassogne; Rochefort) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 158 protected area overlaps with site 130
Vallée de la Lomme de Grupont à Rochefort Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 154 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vallée de la Lomme de Grupont à Rochefort Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 154 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vallée de la Lesse entre Villers-sur-Lesse et Houyet (Houyet; Rochefort) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 441 protected area overlaps with site 101
Vallée de la Lesse entre Villers-sur-Lesse et Houyet (Houyet; Rochefort) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 543 protected area overlaps with site 85
Vallée de la Lesse entre Villers-sur-Lesse et Houyet Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 557 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vallée de la Lesse entre Villers-sur-Lesse et Houyet Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 557 protected area overlaps with site 0
Trou du Palan Site naturel d'interêt scientifique 1 protected area contained by site 0
Trou du Faisan Site naturel d'interêt scientifique 1 protected area contained by site 0
Tige d'Eprave Réserve naturelle domaniale 1 protected area contained by site 0
Ri d'Howisse Réserve naturelle agréée 18 protected area contained by site 0
Réseau souterrain de la carrière de Lam'Soul Site naturel d'interêt scientifique 1 protected area contained by site 0
Nature reserves of lesse et Lomme Nature Reserve 1,419 protected area contained by site 1,419
Lesse et Lomme Réserve naturelle domaniale 79 protected area contained by site 0
La Famenne entre Eprave et Havrenne (Rochefort) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,700 protected area overlaps with site 1,609
La Famenne entre Eprave et Havrenne (Marche-en-Famenne; Rochefort) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,519 protected area contained by site 2,519
La Famenne entre Eprave et Havrenne Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,518 protected area overlaps with site 0
La Famenne entre Eprave et Havrenne Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,518 protected area overlaps with site 0
Happe Tortia Réserve naturelle domaniale 3 protected area contained by site 0
Grotte préhistorique du Bois de Werimont Site naturel d'interêt scientifique 1 protected area contained by site 0
Grotte de Resteigne Site naturel d'interêt scientifique 3 protected area contained by site 0
Comogne Réserve naturelle domaniale 5 protected area contained by site 0
Comogne Réserve naturelle agréée 28 protected area contained by site 0
Coin de Suzin Réserve naturelle agréée 6 protected area contained by site 0
Cobri Réserve naturelle agréée 13 protected area contained by site 0
Chenet Réserve Forestière 20 protected area contained by site 0
Bois de Famenne à Humain et Aye Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 538 protected area overlaps with site 0
Bois de Famenne à Humain et Aye Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 538 protected area overlaps with site 541
Bois d'Ellinchamps Réserve Forestière 34 protected area contained by site 0
Bassin de la Lesse entre Villers-sur-Lesse et Chanly (Nassogne; Rochefort; Tellin; Wellin) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,284 protected area contained by site 2,284
Bassin de la Lesse entre Villers-sur-Lesse et Chanly (Nassogne; Rochefort; Tellin; Wellin) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,571 protected area contained by site 2,571
Bassin de la Lesse entre Villers-sur-Lesse et Chanly Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,581 protected area overlaps with site 0
Bassin de la Lesse entre Villers-sur-Lesse et Chanly Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,581 protected area overlaps with site 0
Bassin de l'Iwène Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 919 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Bassin de l'Iwène Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 919 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Basse Wimbe Réserve naturelle agréée 26 protected area contained by site 0
Ave et Auffe Réserve Forestière 31 protected area contained by site 0
Argiliere de Wanlin Réserve naturelle domaniale 8 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Caves and Subterranean Habitats (non-aquatic) Caves -
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 -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lesse et Lomme. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2020.