Ronas Hill - North Roe and Tingon

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4ii, B1ii, B2, B3, C3, C6 (2007)
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Area: 7,545 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 favourable very high low
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Site description (2007 baseline)
This site contains some of the highest quality blanket bog in Shetland, in addition to many pools and acid lochans, some with small islands. The important tree and scrub cover comprises Betula, Sorbus, Salix and Juniperus, and numerous Arctic-alpine species characterize the flora and invertebrate fauna. The IBA holds an important assemblage of breeding moorland birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ronas Hill - North Roe and Tingon. Downloaded from on 21/02/2024.