Year of compilation: 2000
An estuary with mudflats, saltmarshes, reedbeds (Phragmites
) and aquatic vegetation, freshwater marshes, wet meadows, and arable fields.
The site is important for breeding waterbirds.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Urbanization, high hunting pressure (including illegal night hunting) and the conversion of wet meadows into arable fields are the main threats.
Partial2,500 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Marais de Fouras, Baie d'Yves et Marais de Rochefort, 11,679 ha).
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Estuaire de la Charente. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 24/01/2021.