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Lough Oughter


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 2002-2006 130-295 individuals B1i, B3, C2, 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)
2009 low favourable 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
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - type unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution industrial & military effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors shipping lanes likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Cygnus cygnus Whooper Swan 165 189 individuals 100 favourable
Anser albifrons Greater White-fronted Goose 48 0 individuals 0 not assessed
Bucephala clangula Common Goldeneye 65 173 individuals 100 not assessed
Aythya fuligula Tufted Duck 247 720 individuals 100 not assessed
Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe 42 86 individuals 100 not assessed

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive 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)
Lough Oughter SPA Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,973 protected area overlaps with site 996
Lough Oughter and Associated Loughs SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,756 protected area overlaps with site 1,159
Lough Oughter Wildfowl Sanctuary 0 protected area contained by site 0
Lough Oughter Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,464 protected area overlaps with site 1,464

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lough Oughter. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/01/2022.