FR235
Petite Camargue laguno-marine


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
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna LC winter 1991 1,000-1,500 individuals B1i, C3
Phoenicopterus ruber NR winter 1991 2,000-5,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Phoenicopterus ruber NR passage 1991 5,000-10,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 1997 10-15 breeding pairs C6
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 1997 1-10 breeding pairs C6
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 1997 1-150 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Little Egret Egretta garzetta LC breeding 1991 100-800 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC winter 1991 1,000-4,000 individuals B1i, C3
Haematopus ostralegus NR breeding 1997 62-65 breeding pairs B1i, C3
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1991 300-400 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B3, C2, C6
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC passage 1991 present B2
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC breeding 1997 20-50 breeding pairs B2
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC breeding 1997 100-250 breeding pairs C2
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC breeding 1997 50-120 breeding pairs C2
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis LC breeding 1991 1,800 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, C3
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1991 150-400 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 1991 600-800 breeding pairs C6
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC breeding 1991 150-400 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2, C2
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC breeding 1991 1-800 breeding pairs B1i, B2, C2, C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 1997 15-25 breeding pairs C6
Milvus migrans NR breeding 1997 10-15 breeding pairs C6

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 Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
RIVES DU PETIT RHONE Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 42 protected area overlaps with site 0
Petite Camargue laguno-marine Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 15,681 protected area overlaps with site 14,473
Petite Camargue Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 34,412 protected area overlaps with site 15,809
Petit Rhone Hunting Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 0
Le Petit Rhône Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 806 protected area overlaps with site 122
La Petite Camargue Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 37,000 protected area overlaps with site 21,000
ESPIGUETTE Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 603 protected area contained by site 0
Côte languedocienne Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 71,874 protected area is adjacent to site 0
CAMARGUE GARDOISE Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 881 protected area overlaps with site 0
Camargue Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 221,062 protected area overlaps with site 4,831
Camargue Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 85,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Camargue Parc naturel régional 99,931 protected area overlaps with site 0
Camargue Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 113,466 protected area overlaps with site 4,528
BRASINVERT Terrain acquis par le Conservatoire du Littoral 492 protected area overlaps with site 0
Bancs sableux de l'Espiguette Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8,896 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Wetlands (inland) Tidal rivers and enclosed tidal waters, Standing brackish and salt water, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Coastline Lagoons, Salt marshes, Sand dunes & beaches -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders -
Sea -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Petite Camargue laguno-marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/04/2021.