Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 1,316 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 low
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Site description
An island characterized by steep slopes and a cool oceanic climate. Vegetation types include mire and cliff-top communities, with submaritime and montane communities on higher ground. The site holds very large populations of cliff and moorland nesting seabirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Foula. Downloaded from on 27/01/2023.