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Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast


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
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT winter 2001-2006 3,298 individuals B2
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC passage 2001-2006 1,545 individuals B1i, C3
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 2000 19 breeding pairs C6
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 2006 25 breeding pairs B2, C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 2001-2006 26,148 individuals A4iii, C4

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 very unfavourable medium
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
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Energy production and mining renewable energy likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - small dams likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - nutrient loads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors shipping lanes happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Arenaria interpres Ruddy Turnstone 765 227 individuals 30 very unfavourable
Calidris canutus Red Knot 3780 3298 individuals 88 near favourable
Calidris pugnax Ruff 45 20 individuals 45 unfavourable
Tringa totanus Common Redshank 1360 1545 individuals 100 favourable
Sternula albifrons Little Tern 80 25 breeding pairs 32 very unfavourable
Species group - waterbirds A4iii 20512 26148 individuals 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 management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,252 is identical to site 1,246
Teesmouth & Cleveland Coast Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,247 protected area overlaps with site 1,246
Teesmouth National Nature Reserve 363 protected area overlaps with site 99
Tees and Hartlepool Foreshore and Wetlands Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 245 protected area contained by site 245
South Gare & Coatham Sands Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 396 protected area contained by site 387
Seaton Dunes and Common SSSI Local Nature Reserve 96 protected area overlaps with site 0
Seaton Dunes and Common Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 314 protected area overlaps with site 235
Seal Sands Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 297 protected area overlaps with site 222
Saltholme Nature Reserve 626 protected area overlaps with site 0
Northumbria Coast Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,097 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Hart Warren Local Nature Reserve 4 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Durham Coast Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 511 protected area overlaps with site 0
Durham Coast Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 390 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Durham Coast National Nature Reserve 63 protected area overlaps with site 0
Durham Heritage Coast 2,546 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Cowpen Marsh Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 122 protected area contained by site 121

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Tidal rivers and enclosed tidal waters, Mud flats and sand flats, Salt marshes, Sand dunes and beaches, Coastal lagoons -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2021.