Lewis Peatlands

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: B1i, B2, B3, C2, C6 (2007)
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Area: 58,984 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2007 medium near favourable medium
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Site description (baseline)
These peatlands cover the greater part of the island, and are interspersed with freshwater lochs and complexes of bog pools. The area is important for breeding waders, divers and raptors, and nationally for Crex crex.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lewis Peatlands. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.