Altaelvmunningen


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
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis VU winter 2005-2014 500-1,200 individuals A1
Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca VU passage 2008-2014 70-200 individuals A1

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)
2016 low unfavourable negligible
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - sewage happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution excess energy - noise pollution happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors shipping lanes happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Melanitta fusca Velvet Scoter 200 121 individuals 61 unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place negligible
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Intertidal -
Wetlands (inland) Coastal lagoons, Mud flats and sand flats, Salt marshes, Standing brackish and salt water, Tidal rivers and enclosed tidal waters -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised -
fisheries/aquaculture -
unknown -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Altaelvmunningen. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2019.