FR239
Camargue


Country/territory: France

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 210,594 ha

Protection status:

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description
The largest wetland area in France, comprising a large delta with beaches, sand-dunes, islands, saltwater lagoons, marshes, and slow-flowing rivers; woodlands, grasslands and agricultural land.

Key biodiversity
This is one of the most important sites for birds in France, regularly holding more than 20,000 waterbirds breeding, on passage and in winter. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet criteria: Falco naumanni (passage).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Camargue. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/04/2019.