Year of compilation: 2000
Lakes, marshes, and wet meadows, surrounded by woodland, hedges and cultivated land, and plains. Human activities include agriculture, stock-raising, fishing and hunting.
This wetland area is important for breeding waterbirds and passage storks, raptors and cranes. The site is a migratory bottleneck, where more than 3,000 Grus grus
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Inadequate management is the main threat. Late spring fishing resulted in the failure of breeding waterbirds in 1999.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Etang des Landes. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 14/08/2022.