Lac et marais du Bourget

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
The site comprises a lake, marshes, wet meadows, and agricultural land. Human activities include gravel extraction.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for wintering waterbirds.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Recreational activities cause disturbance to birds.

Protected areas
National Low International Low474 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Marais de Lavours, 474 ha). 772 ha of IBA covered by 4 Hunting Reserves (Anse Nord, 200 ha; Memars, 20 ha; Marais du Nord du Lac du Bourget, 500 ha; Canal de Savières, 4.2 km). 473 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Lac et Marais du Bourget: Marais de Lavours, 473 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lac et marais du Bourget. Downloaded from on 23/05/2022.