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Dundrum Inner Bay


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
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC winter 2001-2006 210-383 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 medium 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
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Branta bernicla Brent Goose 210 383 individuals 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Unknown low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
STRANGFORD & LECALE Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (NI) 52,502 protected area overlaps with site 0
Murlough Nature Reserve Nature Reserve 281 protected area overlaps with site 0
Murlough Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI) 1,455 protected area overlaps with site 368
Murlough Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
MURLOUGH Area of Special Scientific Interest (NI) 1,482 protected area overlaps with site 0
Murlough Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 11,904 protected area overlaps with site 0
MOURNE AONB Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (NI) 57,994 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 0 protected area overlaps with site 252
Lecale Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 0 protected area overlaps with site 55
Fair Head and Murlough Bay Area of Special Scientific Interest (NI) 251 unknown 0
Dundrum Coastal Path Nature Reserve 10 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Mud flats and sand flats, Rivers and streams -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
military -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dundrum Inner Bay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2020.