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Røst This is an IBA in danger! 


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2014

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 2006-2013 888-957 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B3
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica VU breeding 2014 310,000 breeding pairs A4ii, B1ii, B2
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 2014 310,000 breeding pairs A4iii

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)
2017 very high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors shipping lanes happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Røstøyan Protected Landscape 6,986 protected area contained by site 0
Røstlandet Nature Reserve 91 protected area contained by site 92
Nykan Nature Reserve 105 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Blanket bogs -
Coastline Salt marshes, Sea cliffs and rocky shores -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Røst. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/10/2019.