Country/territory: France

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

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description (2000 baseline)
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 (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Camargue. Downloaded from on 03/12/2023.