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Flanders Moss and Lake of Menteith


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
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus LC winter 1989-1994 2,550 individuals B1i, C3

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 high very unfavourable 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
Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - agro-industry plantations happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of ground water (agricultural use) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Anser brachyrhynchus Pink-footed Goose 2550 8 individuals 1 very unfavourable

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90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Loch Macanrie Fens Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 109 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park 186,340 protected area overlaps with site 480
Lake of Menteith Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 489 protected area overlaps with site 489
Flanders Mosses Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,073 protected area overlaps with site 855
Flanders Moss Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 859 protected area overlaps with site 859
Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve 822 protected area overlaps with site 210

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Fens, transition mires and springs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
water management -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Flanders Moss and Lake of Menteith. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/09/2020.