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Elenydd - Mallaen


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
Red Kite Milvus milvus NT resident 2000 12-17 breeding pairs B3, C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus NT winter 1996 50 individuals C6
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC resident 2002 12 breeding pairs 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 medium near favourable medium
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
Energy production and mining renewable energy likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Milvus milvus Red Kite 20 17 breeding pairs 85 near favourable
Falco peregrinus 11 12 breeding pairs 100 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90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vicarage Meadows Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 4 protected area overlaps with site 0
River Wye/ Afon Gwy Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,148 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Rhosydd Llanwrthwl Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 47 protected area overlaps with site 0
Rhos yr Hafod Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 14 protected area overlaps with site 0
Nant Irfon National Nature Reserve 138 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mwyngloddfa Cwmystwyth Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 14 protected area overlaps with site 0
Marcheini Uplands, Gilfach Farm & Gamallt Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 813 protected area overlaps with site 0
Llynoedd Ieuan Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 172 protected area overlaps with site 0
Gweunydd Ty'N-y-Llidiart Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 11 protected area overlaps with site 0
Gwenffrwd/Dinas Nature Reserve 684 protected area overlaps with site 0
Elenydd - Mallaen Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 30,008 is identical to site 29,916
Elenydd Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 22,672 protected area overlaps with site 22,770
Elenydd Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8,609 protected area contained by site 0
Dolaucothi Estate Nature Reserve 123 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Cwm Gwynllyn Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 90 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cwm Doethie - Mynydd Mallaen Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 6,154 protected area overlaps with site 5,890
Cwm Doethie - Mynydd Mallaen Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,122 protected area overlaps with site 3,868
Coetiroedd Cwm Elan/ Elan Valley Woodlands Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 439 protected area overlaps with site 0
Coedydd Glannau a Cwm Coel Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 61 protected area overlaps with site 0
Coed yr Allt-goch Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 22 protected area overlaps with site 0
Claerwen National Nature Reserve 793 protected area contained by site 0
Cerrig-gwalch Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 19 protected area overlaps with site 0
Carngafallt Nature Reserve 407 protected area overlaps with site 0
Carn Gafallt Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 389 protected area overlaps with site 0
Caeau Troed-Rhiw-Drain (Troed-Rhiw-Drain Meadows) Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 12 protected area overlaps with site 0
Caeau Hirnant Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 7 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Caeau Cnwch A Ty'N-y-Graig Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 5 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cae Aber-Glanhirin Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 2 protected area overlaps with site 0
Allt Rhyd y Groes National Nature Reserve 70 protected area overlaps with site 0
Afon Teifi/ River Teifi Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 691 protected area overlaps with site 0
Afon Teifi Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 778 protected area overlaps with site 0
Afon Irfon Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 180 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Shrubland Heathland -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Raised bogs, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Coastline Inland cliffs -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Elenydd - Mallaen. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2020.