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Inner Clyde


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
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT passage 2001-2006 1,597 individuals B2
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT winter 2001-2006 1,241 individuals B2
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC passage 2001-2006 1,561 individuals B1i, C3
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC winter 2001-2006 2,024 individuals B1i, C3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2001-2006 24,993 individuals A4iii, C4
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 2001-2006 27,266 individuals A4iii, C4

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 low favourable 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
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Numenius arquata Eurasian Curlew 595 1597 individuals 100 favourable
Numenius arquata Eurasian Curlew 1220 1241 individuals 100 favourable
Tringa totanus Common Redshank 2180 2024 individuals 93 favourable
Tringa totanus Common Redshank 1340 1561 individuals 100 favourable

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90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
The Saltings Local Nature Reserve 15 protected area overlaps with site 0
Inner Clyde Estuary Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,814 is identical to site 1,817
Inner Clyde Estuary Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Inner Clyde Estuary Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,825 protected area overlaps with site 1,817
Inner Clyde Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1,825 protected area overlaps with site 1,817
Inner Clyde RSPB Reserve 364 protected area contains site 364
Inner Clyde Nature Reserve 364 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dumbarton Rock Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 4 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Tidal rivers and enclosed tidal waters, Mud flats and sand flats, Salt marshes -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Inner Clyde. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2020.