FR023
Estuaire de la Loire


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
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC winter 1997 233-2,940 individuals B1i, C3
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC winter 1997 65-706 individuals B1i, C3
Anas crecca NR winter 1997 4,300-13,049 individuals B1i, C3
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1994 52-53 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1, C2, C6
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC breeding 1991 10-15 breeding pairs B3, C6
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 1991 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC winter 1997 850-2,590 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 1996 18-19 breeding pairs C6
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC breeding 1991 10-20 breeding pairs C6
Bluethroat Cyanecula svecica LC breeding 1991 50 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1997 20,000 individuals A4iii, C4

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)
Stations d'Angélique des Estuaires des berges de la Loire Arrêté de protection de biotope 7 protected area contained by site 0
Massereau Hunting Reserve 393 protected area contained by site 393
Marais de Liberge Arrêté de protection de biotope 25 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ile de la Pierre rouge Hunting Reserve 120 protected area contained by site 120
Grande Briere Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 19,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Estuaire de la Loire Nord Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 30,714 protected area overlaps with site 0
Estuaire de la Loire - Baie de Bourgneuf Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 80,202 protected area overlaps with site 0
Estuaire de la Loire Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 20,162 protected area overlaps with site 17,436
Estuaire de la Loire Hunting Reserve 3,400 protected area contained by site 3,400
Estuaire de la Loire Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 21,726 protected area overlaps with site 18,907
ESTUAIRE DE LA LOIRE Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 2,459 protected area contained by site 0
Brière Parc naturel régional 54,881 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Tidal rivers and enclosed tidal waters, Standing brackish and salt water, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches, Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats, Rock stacks and islets -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Estuaire de la Loire. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/03/2021.