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South Cornwall 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
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus VU winter 1999-2000 57 individuals B1i, C2, C6
Arctic Loon Gavia arctica LC winter 1999-2000 160 individuals C6
Common Loon Gavia immer LC winter 1999-2000 109 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


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
No known threats no known threats 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
Podiceps auritus Horned Grebe 50 57 individuals 100 favourable
Gavia arctica Arctic Loon 135 160 individuals 100 favourable
Gavia immer Common Loon 84 109 individuals 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place negligible
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Upper Fal Estuary and Woods Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 578 protected area overlaps with site 0
Trelissick Nature Reserve 152 protected area overlaps with site 0
The Roseland Nature Reserve 168 protected area overlaps with site 0
The Roseland Heritage Coast 10,534 protected area overlaps with site 4,662
The Dodman and St Austell Bay Nature Reserve 33 protected area overlaps with site 0
South Helford Nature Reserve 64 protected area overlaps with site 0
Rosemullion Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 17 protected area overlaps with site 0
Par Beach and St Andrews Road Local Nature Reserve 30 protected area overlaps with site 0
North Helford Nature Reserve 46 protected area overlaps with site 0
Merthen Wood Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 72 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Meneage Coastal Section Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 78 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lower Fal & Helford Intertidal Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 263 protected area overlaps with site 0
Gribbin Head-Polperro Heritage Coast 6,008 protected area overlaps with site 0
Glendurgan Nature Reserve 14 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Gerrans Bay To Camels Cove Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 132 protected area overlaps with site 0
Gerrans and Veryan Bays Nature Reserve 85 protected area overlaps with site 0
Fowey Nature Reserve 304 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Falmouth Bay to St Austell Bay Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 25,899 protected area overlaps with site 0
Fal And Helford Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 6,363 protected area overlaps with site 0
Fal and Helford Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cuckoo Rock To Turbot Point Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 101 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 96,369 protected area overlaps with site 8,659
Carricknath Point To Porthbean Beach Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 50 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
military -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: South Cornwall Coast. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/02/2023.