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Canna and Sanday


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
European Shag Gulosus aristotelis LC breeding 1999 740 breeding pairs B3

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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 very high near favourable high
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: large scale happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Gulosus aristotelis European Shag 980 740 breeding pairs 76 near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity high
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
The Small Isles National Scenic Area 47,235 protected area contains site 0
Small Isles Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area 80,326 protected area overlaps with site 0
Small Isles Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 80,400 protected area overlaps with site 0
Rum Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Rum Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 46,724 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Inner Hebrides and the Minches Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,380,199 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Canna and Sanday Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 6,568 protected area contains site 1,334
Canna and Sanday Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1,343 protected area overlaps with site 1,334
Canna and Sanday Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland -
Shrubland Heathland -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Mesophile grasslands, Machair -
Wetlands (inland) Blanket bogs -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Rock stacks and islets -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Canna and Sanday. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2020.