Salines de l'Etang de Berre

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
Saltmarshes and salinas around the Berre lagoon. Human activities include hunting and salt exploitation.

Key biodiversity
The site is particularly important for breeding waders.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The site is threatened by urban and industrial development, tourism and hunting pressure. Water pollution from industry is also a problem.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Salines de l'Etang de Berre. Downloaded from on 14/08/2022.