Loch Leven

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C3, C4 (2007)
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Area: 1,841 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 very unfavourable high medium
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Site description (2007 baseline)
Loch Leven lies midway between the estuaries of the Forth and Tay rivers, and is the largest nutrient-rich loch in Britain, supporting a range of aquatic plants. The IBA also covers adjacent damp, unimproved pasture. This site is of major importance for both breeding and wintering wildfowl and waterfowl.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Loch Leven. Downloaded from on 08/12/2023.