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Sounds around Wyre


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
Common Loon Gavia immer LC winter 2001-2002 115 individuals A4i, B1i, C2, 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 low favourable negligible
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 marine and freshwater aquaculture - industrial aquaculture happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Gavia immer Common Loon 100 115 individuals 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) Unknown Not assessed negligible
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Wyre and Rousay Sounds Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 1,600 protected area overlaps with site 0
Wyre and Rousay Sounds Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area 1,620 protected area overlaps with site 0
Rousay Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 5,481 protected area overlaps with site 0
Rousay Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Onziebust Nature Reserve 276 protected area overlaps with site 0
Eynhallow Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 97 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Sand dunes and beaches, Shingle or stony beaches -
Sea Open Sea, Sea inlets and coastal features -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Rock stacks and islets -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sounds around Wyre. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/09/2020.