Rive sud du lac de Neuchâtel

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Rive sud du lac de Neuchâtel

  • Country: 
    Switzerland
  • Site number: 
    505
  • Area: 
    1,705.9 ha
  • Designation date: 
    09-11-1990
  • Coordinates: 
    46°51'N 06°50'E
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Overview

The southern shore of Lake Neuchâtel is the largest swamp lake in Switzerland, with extensive reed beds, sedges and ponds, bordered by a belt of alluvial forest and slope forest. This great diversity of habitats has allowed for the development of an exceptional fauna and flora. 511 species of plants have been identified, with nearly 100 nationally threatened or potentially threatened species. Some 3,200 animal species have been identified, including 144 species which are included in the Swiss Red Lists and 18 protected at European level. The Site is a very favourable location for overwintering and migratory waterbirds. Together with the neighbouring Fanel et Chablais de Cudrefin (Ramsar Site no. 79), the wetland forms Switzerland’s most important nesting site for wetland birds. The Site is home to an average of 45,000 birds, including more than 1% of the populations of tufted duck Aythya fuligula, common pochard Aythya ferina and red-crested pochard Netta rufina. Human activities relate to conservation, hunting, fishing, forest production and tourism. The Pro-Natura centre in Champ-Pittet offers many facilities including a tower and an ornithological observatory, as well as two kilometres of discovery trails in the marsh and forest. Threats mainly relate to invasive species, canalization and regulation of the waters of the lakes along the base of the Swiss Jura mountains. There is a specific management plan for the Site.

Administrative region: 
Canton de Fribourg (FR) et Canton de Vaud (VD)

  • Global international designation: 
    • World Heritage site
  • National legal designation: 
    • Inventaire fédéral des paysages, sites et monuments naturels d'importance nationale (IFP), 1977 / RS 451.11
    • Réserve d’oiseaux d’eau et de migrateurs d’importance internationale et nationale (OROEM), 1991 / RS 922.32
    • Inventaire fédéral des bas-marais d'importance nationale, 1994 / RS 451.33
    • Inventaire fédéral des sites marécageux d'une beauté particulière et d'importance nationale, 1996 / RS 451.35
    • Inventaire des sites de reproduction de batraciens d’importance nationale, 2001 / RS 451.34
    • Inventaire des sites de reproduction de batraciens d’importance nationale, annexe 4, 2001, / RS 451.34
    • Inventaire fédéral des zones alluviales d'importance nationale, 1992 / RS 451.31
    • Réserve naturelle. Plan d’affectation cantonal de la Direction de l’Aménagement, de l’Environnement et des Constructions du 6 mars 2002 (Canton de FR).
    • Réserve naturelle. Décision de classement du Département de la Sécurité et de l’environnement du 4 octobre 2001 (VD)/Plan d’affectation cantonal de la Direction de l’Aménagement, de l’Environnement et des Constructions du 6 mars 2002 (FR).
    • Réserve naturelle (Décision de classement du Département de la Sécurité et de l’environnement du 4 octobre 2001 (Canton de VD).
  • Last publication date: 
    29-03-2017

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