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Cape Candelaria-Ortigueira estuary-Cape Estaca de Bares


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2011

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Melanitta nigra NR passage 2008 16,149-51,219 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Melanitta nigra NR winter 2009 - A4i, B1i, C3
Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea NT passage 2008 26,652-69,096 individuals A1, C1
Calonectris diomedea NR passage 2004-2008 37,773-144,549 individuals A4ii, B1ii, C2, C6
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus LC passage 2008 56,672-317,339 individuals A4ii, B1ii, C3
Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus CR passage 2004-2008 20,384-42,504 individuals A1, A4ii, B1ii, C1, C2
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus LC passage 2008 537,681-1,047,679 individuals A4ii, B1ii, C3
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT winter 2010 518-682 individuals A1, C1
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC winter 2009 - C2
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC passage 2008 194-7,541 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus LC passage 2009 min 156,750 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus LC winter 2009 - A4i, B1i, C3
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC passage 2004-2008 20,068-114,140 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC winter 2009 - A4i, B1i, C2
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC passage 2004-2008 26,387-43,197 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Arctic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus LC passage 2008 3,435-7,630 individuals B1ii, C3
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus LC passage 2008 3,302-5,154 individuals B1ii, C3
Great Skua Catharacta skua LC passage 2008 4,950-12,379 individuals A4ii, B1ii, C3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information poor

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification marine and freshwater aquaculture - industrial aquaculture happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Agricultural expansion and intensification marine and freshwater aquaculture - subsistence/artisinal aquaculture happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Energy production and mining renewable energy happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - type unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) Not assessed Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Rías de Ortigueira y Ladrido Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 2,920 protected area contained by site 2,920
Ría de Ortigueira e Ladrido Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 20,532 protected area contained by site 3,025
Ortigueira - Mera Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,795 protected area overlaps with site 975
Estaca de Bares Site of national interest 1 protected area contained by site 1
Estaca de Bares Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 936 protected area contained by site 936
Costa Ártabra Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 7,659 protected area overlaps with site 732

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Sea Open Sea, Sea inlets and coastal features -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Rock stacks and islets, Sand dunes & beaches, Mud flats & sand flats, Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Forestry plantations -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cape Candelaria-Ortigueira estuary-Cape Estaca de Bares. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/02/2020.