Les Grangettes

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Les Grangettes

  • Country: 
    Switzerland
  • Site number: 
    504
  • Area: 
    6,342 ha
  • Designation date: 
    11-09-1990
  • Coordinates: 
    46°24'N 06°53'E
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Overview

Les Grangettes. 09/11/90; Vaud; 6,342 ha; 46°23N 006°54E. Protected Area; IFP, OROEM, IBA. Upper part of Lake Léman (Lake Geneva) and the natural part of the Rhône river delta, including open water, reedbeds, marshes, and riparian woodland. The site supports nationally rare fauna and flora, including amphibians, reptiles, grasshoppers, butterflies and several species of orchids. Various species of breeding birds include Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus, Black Kite Milvus migrans and large numbers of wintering ducks. Human activities include nature conservation, agriculture, fishing, limited forestry, gravel extraction, and outdoor recreation such as camping and swimming. A new bird watching tower has been opened for visitors in 2011. The surrounding areas are largely agricultural, urban, or industrial. Adjacent to the small lakeside city of Montreux, site of Ramsar COP4, 1990. (The site has been extended in 2011 from 330 ha to 6,342 ha). Ramsar Site no. 504. Most recent RIS information: 2011.

Administrative region: 
Vaud and Valais Canton

  • National legal designation: 
    • protected area
    • ifp/federal inventory of landscapes
    • oroem
    • IMNS
    • LPNMS
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2011

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