1. Location and access In the valley of the Semois, there are eleven nature reserves, with a surface of about 220 ha. The area of the reserve "Les Abattis" is about 24 ha. The site and the nature reserve of Abattis are situated in Sainte-Marie sur Semois, stradding the districts of Etalle and Tintigny. The access in the reserve is under the guidance of a curator. 2. Status of the site Status of protection: the nature reserve is currently recognized. The site is recognized as a Special Zone of Preservation of the European network "Natura 2000". It constitutes a core zone of the Special Protection Zone "sinémurienne" according to the European directive in favour of birds.