New Forest

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: B2, C6 (2007)
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Area: 27,924 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 near favourable high medium
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Site description (2007 baseline)
A large expanse of enclosed woodland, both ancient and more recent, with open areas of heathland, and broken by numerous valleys and mires. The forest supports a rich lichen, fern, moss and liverwort flora.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: New Forest. Downloaded from on 30/11/2023.