Marais et estuaire de la Seudre

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description (baseline)
The site includes an estuary with mudflats and saltmarshes, brackish lagoons, abandoned salinas and wet meadows.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for waterbirds, particularly herons.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The abandonment of grazing and high hunting pressure, including illegal night hunting, are the main threats. The erection of powerlines and the exploitation of timber in the main heronry are also threats.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Marais et estuaire de la Seudre. Downloaded from on 30/05/2023.