Lake Geneva: Grangettes

Country/territory: Switzerland

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i (2000)
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Area: 6,359 ha

SVS/BirdLife Switzerland
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 low not assessed medium
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Site summary
This site includes the upper part of Lake Geneva, with areas of both artificial and natural shoreline, and the partly degraded delta of the River Rhône, with reedbeds, alluvial forests and fens. An important site for wintering waterbirds, moulting ducks and migrating waders. One of the main threats is erosion of the shoreline in the delta. Agricultural intensification and drainage, recreational activities, and afforestation with poplar and pine plantations are also major threats.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Geneva: Grangettes. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023.