UK279
Lough Neagh and Lough Beg


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 50,673 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 low
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Site description
Shallow water-bodies with associated damp grassland, reedbed (Phragmites), islands, fen and pasture. Lough Neagh is the largest UK freshwater lake, with water-levels subject to erratic, artificial change. The IBA is important for wintering wildfowl and summer assemblages of moulting waterfowl.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lough Neagh and Lough Beg. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/10/2019.