Runde 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
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus LC breeding 2013 3,100 breeding pairs B1ii, B3
European Shag Gulosus aristotelis LC breeding 2010-2011 500-1,200 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B3
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica VU breeding 2013 50,000-70,000 breeding pairs A4ii, B1ii, B2
Razorbill Alca torda LC breeding 2013 1,000-2,000 breeding pairs B1ii
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 2010-2013 55,000-75,000 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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 very high very unfavourable not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Climate change and severe weather other impacts happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Morus bassanus Northern Gannet 2000 3100 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Rissa tridactyla Black-legged Kittiwake 45000 1000 breeding pairs 3 very unfavourable
Catharacta skua Great Skua 15 95 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Fratercula arctica Atlantic Puffin 100000 60000 breeding pairs 60 unfavourable
Alca torda Razorbill 3000 1500 breeding pairs 50 unfavourable
Uria aalge Common Murre 7500 1500 breeding pairs 20 very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Runde and Grasøyane Nature Reserve 265 protected area contained by site 265
Runde Dyrelivsfredning 420 protected area contained by site 0
Runde Dyrefredningsområde 161 protected area contained by site 0
Goksøyrmyrane Naturreservat 85 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders -
Shrubland Heathland -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Runde. Downloaded from on 31/03/2023.