The site includes an estuary with mudflats and saltmarshes, brackish lagoons, abandoned salinas and wet meadows.
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.
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BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Marais et estuaire de la Seudre. Downloaded from
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