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Isle of Man Sea Cliffs


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 Shag Gulosus aristotelis LC breeding 1999 545 breeding pairs B3
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus LC breeding 1999 221 breeding pairs B3
Arctic Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus LC breeding 1999 5,538 breeding pairs B1i
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax LC breeding 1997 64-71 breeding pairs B2

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 not assessed favourable not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
West Coast MNR Marine Nature Reserve 18,482 protected area overlaps with site 0
Santon Gorge and Port Soldrick Area of Special Scientific Interest under Wildlife Act 1990 27 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ramsey, Isle of Man Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 0 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ramsey Bay MNR Marine Nature Reserve 9,698 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Poyll Vaaish Coast Area of Special Scientific Interest under Wildlife Act 1990 45 protected area overlaps with site 0
Port St Mary Ledges and Kallow Point Area of Special Scientific Interest under Wildlife Act 1990 15 protected area overlaps with site 0
Port Erin Bay MNR Marine Nature Reserve 434 protected area overlaps with site 0
Niarbyl Bay MNR Marine Nature Reserve 566 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Maughold Cliffs and Brooghs Area of Special Scientific Interest under Wildlife Act 1990 54 protected area overlaps with site 0
Little Ness MNR Marine Nature Reserve 1,015 protected area overlaps with site 0
Laxey Bay MNR Marine Nature Reserve 397 protected area overlaps with site 0
Langness MNR Marine Nature Reserve 8,867 protected area overlaps with site 0
Langness Derbyhaven and Sandwick Area of Special Scientific Interest under Wildlife Act 1990 309 protected area overlaps with site 0
Glen Maye Area of Special Scientific Interest under Wildlife Act 1990 16 protected area overlaps with site 0
Douglas Bay MNR Marine Nature Reserve 464 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dhoon Glen Area of Special Scientific Interest under Wildlife Act 1990 21 protected area overlaps with site 0
Derbyhaven, Langness and Fort Island and foreshores adjoining Bird Sanctuary under the Wild Birds Protection Act 1932 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dalby Coast Area of Special Scientific Interest under Wildlife Act 1990 62 protected area overlaps with site 0
Calf and Wart Bank MNR Marine Nature Reserve 2,015 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Baie ny Carrickey MNR Marine Nature Reserve 1,137 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland -
Grassland -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Isle of Man Sea Cliffs. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2020.