Blackpark and Gutcher, Yell

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: C7 (2007)
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Area: 1,130 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 very high unfavourable low
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Site description
A mosaic of moorland and blanket bog, which overlies deep peat. Calluna, Eriophorum and Scirpus dominate the blanket bog plant community, which is interspersed with areas of acid grassland and Sphagnum-rich mire. The IBA supports an assemblage of breeding moorland birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Blackpark and Gutcher, Yell. Downloaded from on 01/04/2023.