The site comprises both slow and fast-flowing rivers, marshes, woodland and dry calcareous grassland. Human activities include gravel exploitation, agriculture, fishing, hunting and tourism, including boating.
The site is a migratory bottleneck, where more than 3,000 raptors regularly pass. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet criteria: Aythya nyroca (wintering).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Val de Drôme: Les Ramières-printegarde. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2020.