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Falcarragh to Min an Chladaigh


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
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 2005-2007 12-18 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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) No management planning has taken place Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Gweedore Bay and Islands SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 6,014 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Falcarragh to Meenlaragh SPA Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 303 protected area contained by site 0
Ballyness Bay SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,235 protected area overlaps with site 68
Ballyness Bay Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 1,200 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Mesophile grasslands -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Falcarragh to Min an Chladaigh. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/06/2022.