IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri VU winter 1996 100-400 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C3
Razorbill Alca torda NT breeding 1996 100 breeding pairs B1ii, 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)
2010 high unfavourable negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Energy production and mining renewable energy happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Polysticta stelleri Steller's Eider 200 10 individuals 5 not assessed
Larus fuscus Lesser Black-backed Gull 50 25 breeding pairs 50 unfavourable
Alca torda Razorbill 300 400 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place negligible
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Lågskär Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,458 protected area overlaps with site 961
Björkör & Lågskär Archipelago Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 6,309 protected area contains site 2,859
Båtskären (Nyhamn) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,470 protected area overlaps with site 153


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Rock stacks and islets -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lågskär-Nyhamn. Downloaded from on 13/11/2019.