Bank of Hoburg

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

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 1993 872,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle LC winter 1993 720 individuals B1ii

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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Hoburgs bank och Midsjöbankarna Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,051,111 protected area contains site 0
Hoburgs bank och Midsjöbankarna Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,051,111 protected area contains site 0
Hoburgs bank Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 30 is identical to site 122,624
Hoburgs Bank Baltic Sea Protected Area (HELCOM) 122,671 is identical to site 122,304


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Open Sea -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bank of Hoburg. Downloaded from on 24/06/2021.