Moorland Areas, Central Shetland

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: C7 (2007)
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Area: 2,719 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 unfavourable very high negligible
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Site description (2007 baseline)
The IBA comprises stretches of blanket bog, with lochans, in addition to a variety of other habitats including wet and dry heaths and mires, acid grassland and areas of marsh. The site supports a suite of breeding moorland birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Moorland Areas, Central Shetland. Downloaded from on 26/09/2023.