Country/territory: Norway

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2 (2014)
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Area: 840 ha

Protection status:

Norsk Ornitologisk Forening
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 high not assessed not assessed
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Site description
High vertical cliffs and steep grass-covered slopes on the south-west peninsula of Værøy island.

Key biodiversity
The breeding colony of Rissa tridactyla (15,000-20,000 pairs) is also notable.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Værøy. Downloaded from on 14/08/2020.