North Yorkshire Moors

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2007)
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Area: 143,490 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 medium very unfavourable low
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Site description
The largest continuous tract of open heather Calluna moorland in England and Wales, with long fingers of moor and heath extending down to farmland or abutting woodland edges. Boggy flushes and valley mires are dominated by Juncus. The area is managed for game interests. The IBA supports a variety of breeding upland species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: North Yorkshire Moors. Downloaded from on 27/03/2023.