New Forest

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2007)
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Area: 27,924 ha

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 near favourable medium
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Site description
A large expanse of enclosed woodland, both ancient and more recent, with open areas of heathland, and broken by numerous valleys and mires. The forest supports a rich lichen, fern, moss and liverwort flora.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: New Forest. Downloaded from on 05/02/2023.