Isle of Man Hills

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: B2 (2007)
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Area: 16,374 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 not assessed not assessed not assessed
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Site description (2007 baseline)
The area is characterized by upland heather and grass moorland, and includes 19 peaks over 400 m with the highest, Snaefell, standing at 621 m. The hills run north-east to south-west, and are divided by a central valley formed by the Rivers Dhoo and Neb. The site holds important numbers of breeding upland species and Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Isle of Man Hills. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.