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South Pennine and Peak District Moors


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
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC resident 1991-1995 1,200 breeding pairs B3, C6
Dunlin Calidris alpina LC breeding 1991 70 breeding pairs B1i, C3
Merlin Falco columbarius LC resident 1991-1995 76 breeding pairs C6
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC resident 1995 10 breeding pairs C6
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus LC breeding 1991 80 breeding pairs B3

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)
2015 very high very unfavourable medium
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 livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - agro-industry plantations likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - named species happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of ground water (agricultural use) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Pollution air-borne pollutants - type unknown/unrecorded 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
Falco columbarius Merlin 92 26 breeding pairs 29 very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Yarncliff Wood, Padley Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 26 protected area overlaps with site 0
Standedge Road Cutting Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 4 protected area contained by site 0
South Pennine Moors Phase 2 Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 20,944 protected area contained by site 20,936
South Pennine Moors Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 20,960 protected area overlaps with site 20,936
South Pennine Moors Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 65,024 is identical to site 0
Rake Dike Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 10 protected area overlaps with site 0
Peak District Moors (South Pennine Moors Phase 1) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 45,301 protected area contained by site 45,270
Peak District National Park 143,889 protected area overlaps with site 44,973
Ogden Water Local Nature Reserve 63 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Marsden Moor Estate Nature Reserve 2,255 protected area overlaps with site 0
Longshaw Estate Nature Reserve 325 protected area overlaps with site 0
Leek Moors Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 3,974 protected area overlaps with site 3,953
Kinder Scout National Nature Reserve 857 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kinder Scout Nature Reserve 945 protected area overlaps with site 0
Hope Woodlands Nature Reserve 5,964 protected area contained by site 0
Harewood Grange Stream Section Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 6 protected area overlaps with site 0
Goyt Valley Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1,334 protected area overlaps with site 0
Edale Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 15 protected area overlaps with site 0
Edale Nature Reserve 388 protected area overlaps with site 0
Eastern Peak District Moors Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 8,199 protected area overlaps with site 8,212
Eastern Moors Nature Reserve 2,474 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dove Stone Nature Reserve 1,032 protected area overlaps with site 0
Derwent and Howden Moors Nature Reserve 2,614 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dark Peak Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 31,847 protected area overlaps with site 31,821
Canyards Hills Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 66 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Alport Valley Nature Reserve 297 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Shrubland Heathland -
Wetlands (inland) Blanket bogs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: South Pennine and Peak District Moors. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2020.