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Loch Tarff and nearby lochs


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
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus VU breeding 1996 5 breeding pairs C6

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 low very unfavourable low
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
No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Podiceps auritus Horned Grebe 5 0 breeding pairs 0 very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Loch Knockie and nearby Lochs Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 395 protected area contained by site 396
Knockie Lochs Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 142 protected area overlaps with site 141
Glendoe Lochans Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 255 protected area overlaps with site 255

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation, Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Fens, transition mires and springs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Loch Tarff and nearby lochs. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/06/2022.