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Loch of Kinnordy


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus LC winter 1989-1994 7,050 individuals A4i, B1i, 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)
2007 high very unfavourable high
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Anser brachyrhynchus Pink-footed Goose 7050 0 individuals 0 very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented high
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Loch of Kinnordy Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 85 is identical to site 85
Loch of Kinnordy Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 85 protected area overlaps with site 85
Loch of Kinnordy Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 85 protected area overlaps with site 85
Loch of Kinnordy RSPB Reserve 200 protected area contained by site 85
Loch Of Kinnordy Nature Reserve 201 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Fens, transition mires and springs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Loch of Kinnordy. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/08/2022.