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Loch Ken and Dee Marshes


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
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC winter 2001-2006 1,194 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 high near favourable medium
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
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - persecution/control past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities 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 anser Greylag Goose 565 1194 individuals 100 favourable
Anser albifrons Greater White-fronted Goose 265 229 individuals 87 near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Threave and Carlingwark Loch Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 294 protected area overlaps with site 309
River Dee (Parton to Crossmichael) Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 509 protected area overlaps with site 517
Loch Ken and River Dee Marshes Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 768 protected area contained by site 769
Loch Ken & River Dee Marshes Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 769 protected area overlaps with site 769
Kenmure Holms Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 153 protected area overlaps with site 153
Ken-Dee Marshes Nature Reserve 116 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ken-Dee Marshes RSPB Reserve 116 protected area contained by site 116

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
water management -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Loch Ken and Dee Marshes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/09/2020.