Lofoten


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2016 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT winter 2010-2016 2,000-4,000 individuals A1, B2
Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii NT winter 2014-2016 20-60 individuals A1, B2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2016).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Seløya Naturreservat 33 protected area contained by site 0
Morfjorden Naturreservat 30 protected area overlaps with site 0
Laukvikøyene Naturreservat 414 protected area overlaps with site 0
Laukvikoyene Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,084 protected area overlaps with site 0
Grunnfør Dyrefredningsområde 65 protected area overlaps with site 0
Eggum Naturreservat 63 protected area overlaps with site 0
Borgværet Landskapsvernområde 89 protected area contained by site 0
Borgværet Naturreservat 58 protected area contained by site 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lofoten. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/lofoten-iba-norway on 27/02/2024.