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Isle of Man Hills


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus LC resident 1990 29 breeding pairs B2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 not assessed not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset good

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Greeba Mountain and Central Hills Area of Special Scientific Interest under Wildlife Act 1990 1,081 protected area contained by site 0
Glen Rushen Area of Special Scientific Interest under Wildlife Act 1990 12 protected area contained by site 0
Eary Vane Area of Special Scientific Interest under Wildlife Act 1990 4 protected area contained by site 0
Dhoon Glen Area of Special Scientific Interest under Wildlife Act 1990 21 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Barnell Reservoir (Patrick) Bird Sanctuary under the Wild Birds Protection Act 1932 2 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Artificial/Terrestrial Forestry plantations -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
tourism/recreation -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Isle of Man Hills. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/isle-of-man-hills-iba-united-kingdom on 26/02/2024.