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Fetlar


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
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus LC breeding 2007 18 breeding pairs C6

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 very high unfavourable 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 happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Phalaropus lobatus Red-necked Phalarope 27 18 breeding pairs 67 unfavourable
Species group - seabirds A4iii 13147 8808 breeding pairs 67 unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation Unknown Not assessed low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Virva Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1 protected area overlaps with site 0
Trona Mires Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 153 protected area overlaps with site 153
Tressa Ness to Colbinstoft Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 14 protected area overlaps with site 0
North Fetlar Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1,638 protected area overlaps with site 1,637
North Fetlar Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,585 protected area contained by site 1,584
Lamb Hoga Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 802 protected area overlaps with site 810
Fetlar to Haroldswick Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 21,500 protected area overlaps with site 0
Fetlar to Haroldswick Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area 21,557 protected area overlaps with site 0
Fetlar Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Fetlar Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 16,965 protected area contains site 2,577
Fetlar Nature Reserve 50 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland -
Wetlands (inland) Blanket bogs -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Fetlar. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/09/2020.