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Cummeen Strand (Sligo Harbour)


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

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 winter 2003-2006 331-757 individuals B1i, C3

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)
Lough Gill SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,319 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Cummeen Strand/Drumcliff Bay (Sligo Bay) SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,917 protected area overlaps with site 1,865
Cummeen Strand/Drumcliff Bay (Sligo Bay) Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 4,900 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cummeen Strand SPA Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,732 protected area overlaps with site 1,732
Cummeen Strand Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,491 protected area overlaps with site 1,491

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Mesophile grasslands, Machair -
Coastline Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters, Sand dunes & beaches, Mud flats & sand flats -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised -
fisheries/aquaculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cummeen Strand (Sligo Harbour). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/01/2022.