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Carlingford 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
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC winter 2002-2006 319-570 individuals B1i, C3
Greater Scaup Aythya marila LC winter 2002-2006 158-233 individuals B2

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 Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Carlingford Shore Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 526 protected area overlaps with site 369
Carlingford Lough SPA Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 165 protected area contained by site 172

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Shingle & stony beaches, Sand dunes & beaches, Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Carlingford Lough. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/04/2020.