Vallées de la Scarpe et de l'Escaut

Country/territory: France

IBA Criteria met: B1i, C3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 11,150 ha

Protection status:

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description
The site includes the Escaut and Scarpe Rivers and valleys where human activities include arable farming, cattle-farming, fishing, tourism, recreation and hunting.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for wintering waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vallées de la Scarpe et de l'Escaut. Downloaded from on 18/04/2021.