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Papa Stour


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 Tern Sterna paradisaea LC breeding 2000 1,079 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 very high favourable low
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 habitat shifting and alteration happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Sterna paradisaea Arctic Tern 1060 1079 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 Unknown Not assessed low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Papa Stour Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,073 protected area overlaps with site 0
Papa Stour Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Papa Stour Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 629 protected area overlaps with site 587
Papa Stour Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 570 protected area contained by site 569

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Rock stacks and islets -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Papa Stour. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2020.