River Rhone: Geneva to Verbois reservoir

Country/territory: Switzerland

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i (2000)
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Area: 1,929 ha

SVS/BirdLife Switzerland
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2014 high not assessed high
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Site summary
The site covers the outflow from Lake Geneva and part of the River Rhône, which is partly dammed. The river runs through part of the city of Geneva and a steep, forested valley. In the bay of Geneva, water-fringe vegetation has been removed but some reedbeds remain along the river. An important wintering site for waterbirds. The main threat was from disturbance from boats, which has now been greatly restricted.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: River Rhone: Geneva to Verbois reservoir. Downloaded from on 27/11/2021.