Glen Tanar

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2, C1, C6 (2000)
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Area: 4,163 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 low not assessed medium
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Site description
The Forest of Glen Tanar covers the slopes of Glen Tanar and tributary valleys. It is the third largest expanse of native pinewood Pinus sylvestris in Britain, with heather moorland above the treeline. The IBA is important for several characteristic pinewood species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Glen Tanar. Downloaded from on 29/01/2023.