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Loch Stack, Loch Nam Brac and nearby lochs


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
Arctic Loon Gavia arctica LC breeding 1995 5 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 low not assessed negligible
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
Agricultural expansion and intensification marine and freshwater aquaculture - industrial aquaculture likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place negligible
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
North-West Sutherland National Scenic Area 23,498 protected area overlaps with site 0
Loch Stack and River Laxford Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 767 protected area overlaps with site 265
Foinaven Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 14,955 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Foinaven Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 21,083 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation, Standing freshwater, Blanket bogs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Loch Stack, Loch Nam Brac and nearby lochs. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2020.