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Lough Iron and Glen Lough


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
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 2002-2006 76-200 individuals B3
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 2002-2006 200-417 individuals B1i, C2, C6

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 Iron SPA Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 933 protected area contained by site 234
Lough Iron Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 182 protected area contained by site 182
Lough Iron Wildfowl Sanctuary 182 protected area contained by site 182
Lough Glen Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 81 protected area contained by site 81
Glen Lough SPA Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 82 protected area contained by site 20

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Forestry plantations -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
forestry -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lough Iron and Glen Lough. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/09/2022.