Traicts et marais salants de la Presqu'île Guérandaise

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A brackish bay with associated marshes (including salinas), mudflats, beaches and sand-dunes, woodlands and heathland.

Key biodiversity
The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds in winter, on a regular basis.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The abandonment of the management of saltmarshes, recreation and chemical treatment against mosquitoes (`Other' threats, above) are the main threats to the site.

Protected areas
National Partial International High550 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (Traicts du Groisic, 550 ha). 4,650 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Marais de Guérande, 5,200 ha). 550 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Traicts et Marais de Guérande, 550 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Traicts et marais salants de la Presqu'île Guérandaise. Downloaded from on 05/06/2020.