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Papa Stour


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2007)
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Area: 587 ha

Protection status:

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 very high favourable low
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Site description
This site covers the northern and western parts of Papa Stour, and contains a number of lochs and offshore skerries. Lichen-rich heath is the dominant habitat-type. The IBA supports an important assemblage of breeding seabirds and waders.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Papa Stour. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2020.