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Loch Leven


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C3, C4 (2007)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 1,841 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 very unfavourable medium
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Site description
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 (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Loch Leven. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2020.