IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2014

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus LC breeding 2013 3,000 mature individuals B3
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica VU breeding 2004-2013 264,000-556,000 breeding pairs A4ii, B1ii, B2
Razorbill Alca torda NT breeding 2007 20,000 individuals A4ii, B1ii, B3
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 2004-2013 272,000-564,000 breeding pairs A4iii

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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Gjesværstappan Naturreservat 171 is identical to site 720


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gjesværstappan. Downloaded from on 01/08/2021.