Abernethy Forest

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A1, B1i, B2, C1, C3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 5,769 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 very high very unfavourable high
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Site description
The largest tract of native pinewood Pinus sylvestris in Britain, representing part of a once continuous area of woodland that covered the lower slopes of the Cairngorms. The site includes some completely undisturbed high forest, with a Juniperus scrub layer.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Abernethy Forest. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023.