Forlandet National Park

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
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC breeding 1983 8-10 breeding pairs A3
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC breeding 1983 287-415 breeding pairs A3
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus LC breeding 1989 46 breeding pairs A3
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis VU breeding 2005-2014 frequent A1, A3
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT breeding 1984-1992 2,562 mature individuals A3, B1i, B3
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius LC breeding 2005-2014 common A3
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea LC breeding 1989 200 breeding pairs A3
Great Skua Catharacta skua LC breeding 2011 40 breeding pairs B3
Thick-billed Murre Uria lomvia LC breeding 2011 56,000 mature individuals B1ii, B2
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 2011 56,000 mature individuals 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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Svalbard West Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 2,004,400 protected area overlaps with site 0
Plankeholmane fuglereservat Naturreservater (Svalbard) 2 protected area contained by site 162
Forlandsøyane fuglereservat Naturreservater (Svalbard) 56 protected area contained by site 539
Forlandsøyane Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 60 protected area contained by site 60
Forlandet nasjonalpark Nasjonalpark (Svalbard) 61,172 is identical to site 462,689


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Tundra -
Sea Open Sea -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Rock stacks and islets -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Forlandet National Park. Downloaded from on 27/03/2023.