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Haldon Forest


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
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus LC breeding 2004 77 males C6
Woodlark Lullula arborea LC resident 2006 2 males C6
Dartford Warbler Curruca undata NT resident 2006 8 males 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 medium very unfavourable 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
Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - agro-industry plantations happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Caprimulgus europaeus European Nightjar 100 77 males 77 near favourable
Lullula arborea Woodlark 8 2 males 25 very unfavourable
Curruca undata Dartford Warbler 12 8 males 67 unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tower Wood Quarry Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 0 protected area contained by site 0
Little Haldon Heaths Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 119 protected area contained by site 0
Little Haldon Nature Reserve 18 protected area contained by site 0
Haldon Forest Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1,008 protected area overlaps with site 1,001
Great Haldon Heaths Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 55 protected area overlaps with site 0
Buller's Hill Quarry Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland -
Artificial/Terrestrial Forestry plantations -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Haldon Forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/02/2023.