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Loch Ruthven


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
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus VU breeding 2002-2006 17 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 high favourable high
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 drought likely in long term (beyond 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Podiceps auritus Horned Grebe 15 17 breeding pairs 100 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 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)
Loch Ruthven Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 201 is identical to site 200
Loch Ruthven Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 201 protected area overlaps with site 200
Loch Ruthven Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 201 protected area overlaps with site 200
Loch Ruthven Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 201 is identical to site 200
Loch Ruthven Nature Reserve 84 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Fens, transition mires and springs, Water fringe vegetation -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Loch Ruthven. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2020.