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Chew Valley


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC winter 2001-2006 514 individuals B1i, 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)
2007 low favourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Spatula clypeata Northern Shoveler 420 514 individuals 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation Unknown Unknown low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 19,860 protected area contains site 574
Chew Valley Lake Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 576 protected area overlaps with site 574
Chew Valley Lake Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 576 is identical to site 574

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chew Valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/08/2020.