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Lake Geneva: Grangettes


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
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus LC winter 1998 3,000-4,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC winter 1998 1,600-3,900 individuals A4i, B1i

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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 low not assessed medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather drought likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Energy production and mining oil and gas drilling happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tour d'Aï-Dent de Corjon Landscapes and Natural Monuments of National Importance 12,506 protected area overlaps with site 100
Les Saviez Bundesinventar der Flachmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 5 protected area contained by site 5
Les Grangettes (VD,VS) Bundesinventar der Wasser- und Zugvogelreservate von internationaler und nationaler Bedeutung 6,014 protected area contained by site 6,013
Les Grangettes Bundesinventar der Auengebiete von nationaler Bedeutung 356 protected area contained by site 356
Les Grangettes Mire Landscapes of National Importance 1,006 protected area contained by site 1,006
Les Grangettes Smaragd-Gebiete 1,004 protected area contained by site 0
Les Grangettes Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 364 is identical to site 0
Les Grangettes Federal Inventory of Amphibian Spawning Areas of National Importance 599 protected area contained by site 0
Les Grangettes Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 6,342 is identical to site 330
Les Grangettes Landscapes and Natural Monuments of National Importance 1,011 protected area contained by site 1,011
La Muraz Bundesinventar der Flachmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 17 protected area contained by site 18
L'Aulagniez Bundesinventar der Flachmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 7 protected area contained by site 8
Gros Brasset Bundesinventar der Flachmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 48 protected area contained by site 39
Clos Montet Bundesinventar der Flachmoore von nationaler Bedeutung 1 protected area contained by site 1
Châtelet Federal Inventory of Amphibian Spawning Areas of National Importance 48 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban parks and gardens, Other urban and industrial areas -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders -
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
urban/industrial/transport -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Geneva: Grangettes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/01/2022.