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Loch Ken and Dee Marshes


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: B1i, C3 (2007)
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Area: 953 ha

Protection status:

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 high near favourable medium
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Site description
A highly complex system of lochs, swamps, fens, grassland and Salix carr, stretching for about 20 km along the courses of the Rivers Ken and Dee. The site is important for wintering geese.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Loch Ken and Dee Marshes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/08/2020.