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ANSE DE FOURAS BAIE D'YVES MARAIS DE ROCHEFORT - Zone de protection spéciale (N2000, DO)

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  • Area:
    France
  • Name of MPA:
    ANSE DE FOURAS BAIE D'YVES MARAIS DE ROCHEFORT
  • Category:
    Zone de protection spéciale (N2000, DO)
  • Status:
    Designated
  • Year of creation:
    2006
  • WDPA ID : 555539392
  • WDPA PID : 555539392
  • Id. MNHN: FR5410013

General information

  • WDPA ID : 555539392
  • WDPA PID : 555539392
  • MNHN identifier: FR5410013
  • Name of MPA: ANSE DE FOURAS BAIE D'YVES MARAIS DE ROCHEFORT
  • Original name of MPA: anse de Fouras, baie d'Yves, marais de Rochefort
  • Country: France
  • Area: France
  • Category: Zone de protection spéciale (N2000, DO)
  • Category in English: Special protection area
  • Category type: international
  • IUCN Category:
  • Reported Marine Area: 32,53 km²
  • Reported total area: 136,05 km²
  • Calculated total area: 136,02 km²
  • Calculated marine area: 30,17 km²
  • Status: Designated
  • Year of creation: 2006
  • Management authority name: Ligue de Protection des oiseaux
  • Management authority web site: www.lpo.fr
  • Member of the MPA Forum: No

  • Site conservation objectives/aims:
    • To maintain, conserve or restore biodiversity, natural heritage, habitats, species or landscapes with legal protection status
  • Additional conservation objectives/aims:
    • To maintain, conserve or restore biodiversity, natural heritage, habitats, species or landscapes without legal protection status
    • To maintain key ecological functions (spawning areas, nursery grounds, feeding zones, resting areas, areas of high productivity, etc.)
    • To promote sustainable management / development of socio-economic activities
    • To manage exploitation of natural resources
    • To improve water quality
    • To educate on environmental issues and improve public awareness
    • To foster scientific research

Marine species and habitats

Warning : Non-exhaustive list of species and habitats with statuses, provided by the manager.

  • Inventory of marine species present with protection status
    • Species present
      Species under status
      Class WoRMS Code Species present
      (and which justified the designation )
      Aves 137138 Larus argentatus ( ) registration lists
        137140 Larus cachinnans registration lists
        137141 Larus canus ( ) registration lists
        137142 Larus fuscus registration lists
        137145 Larus hyperboreus registration lists
        137146 Larus marinus ( ) registration lists
        137147 Larus melanocephalus registration lists
        137148 Larus minutus registration lists
        137149 Larus ridibundus ( ) registration lists
        137151 Larus sabini registration lists
        137156 Rissa tridactyla registration lists
        137157 Sterna albifrons ( ) registration lists
        137162 Sterna hirundo ( ) registration lists
        137166 Sterna sandvicensis ( ) registration lists
        137179 Phalacrocorax carbo ( ) registration lists
        137182 Podiceps cristatus ( ) registration lists
        137184 Podiceps nigricollis ( ) registration lists
        147436 Haematopus ostralegus ( ) registration lists
        148790 Tachybaptus ruficollis ( ) registration lists
        212721 Recurvirostra avosetta ( ) registration lists
        232052 Larus michahellis ( ) registration lists
      Mammalia 137076 Lutra lutra registration lists
  • Inventory of marine habitats present with protection status
    • Present habitats (and which justified the designation )
      Espèces sous statut

      Habitats listed in Annex I to the 'Habitats' directive

      1210: Annual vegetation of drift lines
      1330: Atlantic salt meadows (Glauco-Puccinellietalia maritimae)
      1150: Coastal lagoons
      1130: Estuaries
      1160: Large shallow inlets and bays
      1410: Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi)
      1310: Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand
      1320: Spartina swards (Spartinion maritimae)

      Habitats listed by the OSPAR Convention

      Intertidal mudflats

Uses and activities

  • Human activities currently known to be occurring within the site:
    • Activities on the coast
      • Sand Yacht/Speed sailing
      • Kite flying
      • Horse-riding
      • Walking and cycling tours
    • Sports and water sports (at sea)
      • Swimming
      • Kitesurfing
      • Surfing/Windsurfing
      • Kayak/Canoe
      • Walking
    • Navigation, sailing
      • Small boating
      • Mooring, anchoring
    • Recreational fishing
      • Leisure shell fishing
      • Onboard recreational fishing
    • Fish farming
      • Shellfish farming (e.g. oysters, mussels)
    • Professional shell fishing on the shore
    • Grazing on salt pastures
    • Shipping traffic
    • Scientific Research

Governance

  • Governing body:Yes
    • Comité de pilotage
      • Public administration = 14 %
      • Local citizens = 39 %
      • Scientists = 2 %
      • Professional fishermen = 1 %
      • Nature and environmental NGOs = 7 %
      • Leisure fishing representatives = 3 %
      • Commercial aggregate extraction representatives = 1 %
      • Fossil energy representatives = 2 %
      • Tourism representatives = 1 %
      • association syndicale, agriculture, cambre des métiers = 29 %
  • Structure(s) responsible for implementing management measures, the management plan and taking regulatory decisions and measures
    • Comité de pilotage : Yes
    • National public authority: No
    • Regional or local public authority: Yes (Préfecture de Charente-Maritime)
    • International body : No

Resources (staff, equipment and financial)

  • Number of permanent staff: 1
  • Number of seasonal staff: 0
  • Annual full-time equivalents: 0.3
  • Number of MPA staff empowered to enforce the MPA regulations: 0
  • Equipment and facilities available
    • Premises
    • GIS
  • Average total annual budget over the last 5 years: 12000 euros
  • Average annual operating budget over the last 5 years: 12000 euros
  • Average annual equipment budget over the last 5 years: 0 euros
  • Average annual external support budget over the last 5 years: 0 euros
  • Funding sources:
    • From national administration
    • From EU or International administrations

Management plan

  • Number of management plan versions since the official designation of the MPA: 1
  • Management plan #1
    • General information
      • Level of achievement of the management plan: Is implemented
    • Validity of the management plan
      • Date of start of validity the 1st management document: 01/01/2010
      • Date of start of validity of the current management document: 01/01/2010
      • Official duration of management plan implementation. 6 years
      • Duration of the management plan preparation and drafting: 26 months

Regulation

  • Type of enforcement within the MPA:
    • Data not reported
  • Human uses and activities in the MPA subject to regulations:
Human uses and activities in the MPA subject to regulations.
 Governed under voluntary agreement (convention, agreement, etc.) Frequency not defined
  Grazing on salt pastures

Monitoring

  • Type of monitoring programs implemented:
    • Occasional monitoring program for environmental and/or biodiversity features
    • Regular monitoring program for environmental and/or biodiversity features
    • Regular monitoring program of human activities

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