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Gladhouse Reservoir


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
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus LC winter 1991-1996 2,940 individuals A4i, 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 very 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
Energy production and mining renewable energy likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (domestic use) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Anser brachyrhynchus Pink-footed Goose 2940 802 individuals 28 very 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 Unknown low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Gladhouse Reservoir Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 186 protected area overlaps with site 186
Gladhouse Reservoir Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 187 protected area overlaps with site 186
Gladhouse Reservoir Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 186 is identical to site 186

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland -
Shrubland Scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Forestry plantations -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gladhouse Reservoir. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/09/2020.