Rives du Lac Léman

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Rives du Lac Léman

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  • Area: 
    1,915 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    46°21'N 06°22'E
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Rives du Lac Léman. 08/04/91; Rhône-Alpes; 3,335 ha; 46°23'N 006°28'E. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Natural Reserve, Hunting Reserve. Several physically separate zones on the shores of Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) consisting of alluvial terraces, gravel islands, lacustrine dunes, extensive reedbeds and parts of the Dranse, Redon, Foron and Vion rivers. Lac Léman is the second most important wintering area for waterbirds in France. Breeding and staging birds use the site, which also supports various mammals and a rich flora including several rare plant species. Land use includes commercial fishing, fish farming, agriculture, and tourism. Significant shoreline development is causing a decline in nesting birds. Ramsar site no. 519. Most recent RIS information: 1990.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • Réserve de chasse 1 - Hermance
    • Réserve de chasse 2 - Excenevex
    • Réserve naturelle - Delta de la Dranse
    • Site classé - Château de Beauregard ; Domaine de Coudrée
    • Site inscrit - Domaine de Ripaille
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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