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Kinveachy Forest


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
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus LC resident 1996 30 breeding pairs C6
Scottish Crossbill Loxia scotica LC resident 2006 abundant A1, B2, C1, 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 low not assessed high
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
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

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented high
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
River Spey Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,760 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kinveachy Forest Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,850 is identical to site 2,837
Kinveachy Forest Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 5,327 protected area overlaps with site 2,837
Kinveachy Forest Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,850 is identical to site 2,837
Craigellachie Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 379 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Craigellachie National Nature Reserve 257 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Cairngorms National Park 452,810 protected area overlaps with site 2,233

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Shrubland Heathland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Fens, transition mires and springs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kinveachy Forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/09/2020.