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North Inverness 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 1995 9 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 medium not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

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90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Very little or no conservation action taking place low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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
North Inverness Lochs Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 123 is identical to site 123
Dubh Lochs Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 16 protected area overlaps with site 16
Balnagrantach Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 107 protected area overlaps with site 99

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 -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: North Inverness Lochs. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/09/2020.