Country/territory: United Kingdom
IBA criteria met: B3 (2007)
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Area: 1,334 ha
|IBA conservation status|
|Year of assessment (most recent)||Threat (pressure)||Condition (state)||Action (response)|
|2007||very high||near favourable||high|
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Site description (baseline)
Two islands and associated islets and stacks, to the north-west of the much larger island of Rum. They support a variety of grassland habitats along with species-rich maritime heathland and machair-type calcareous grassland. The IBA holds important seabird colonies.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Canna and Sanday. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/2648 on 28/05/2023.