Year of compilation: 2000
The area contains ponds, marshes, rivers with riverine forest, Populus
plantations, wet meadows, bogs, arable fields and bocages.
The site is important for species that breed in reedbeds (Phragmites
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Industrial and agricultural pollution, high hunting pressure and the development of urbanization for tourism are the main threats.
None13 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Boves, 13 ha). Part of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (canal de la Somme).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Etangs et marais du bassin de la Somme. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 17/08/2022.