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North Yorkshire Moors


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
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus LC breeding 2004 207 males C6
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC breeding 2000 141 breeding pairs C6
Merlin Falco columbarius LC resident 1996 40 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 very unfavourable 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
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - persecution/control happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - small dams likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Caprimulgus europaeus European Nightjar 89 207 males 100 favourable
Pluvialis apricaria Eurasian Golden Plover 615 141 breeding pairs 23 very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) Unknown Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Whitby-Saltwick Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 40 protected area overlaps with site 0
Troutsdale and Rosekirk Dale Fens Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 13 protected area contained by site 0
Tripsdale Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 52 protected area contained by site 0
Tranmire Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 11 protected area contained by site 0
Staithes - Port Mulgrave Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 63 protected area overlaps with site 0
Spring Wood,Hawnby Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 43 protected area contained by site 0
Spiker's Hill Quarry Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 9 protected area contained by site 0
Snaper Farm Meadows Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 13 protected area contained by site 0
Sleightholme Dale Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 29 protected area contained by site 0
Shaw's Gate Quarry Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1 protected area contained by site 0
Seive Dale Fen Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 10 protected area contained by site 0
Scarthwood Moor Nature Reserve 105 protected area contained by site 0
Scar End Wood Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 23 protected area contained by site 0
Ruston Cottage Pasture Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 17 protected area overlaps with site 0
Runswick Bay Marine Conservation Zone 6,763 protected area overlaps with site 0
Runswick Bay Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 10 protected area contained by site 0
Roseberry Topping Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 11 protected area contained by site 0
Roseberry Common Nature Reserve 137 protected area contained by site 0
Robin Hood's Bay: Maw Wyke to Beast Cliff Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 368 protected area overlaps with site 0
Robin Hood's Bay Nature Reserve 29 protected area overlaps with site 0
Rievaulx Woods Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 17 protected area contained by site 0
Rievaulx Terrace Nature Reserve 26 protected area contained by site 0
Ravenscar Nature Reserve 79 protected area contained by site 0
Raincliffe & Forge Valley Woods Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 89 protected area contained by site 0
Port Mulgrave and Runswick Nature Reserve 25 protected area contained by site 0
Pinkney and Gerrick Woods Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 25 protected area overlaps with site 0
North Yorkshire & Cleveland Heritage Coast 13,833 protected area overlaps with site 0
North York Moors Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 44,095 protected area contained by site 44,088
North York Moors Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 44,122 protected area contained by site 44,082
North York Moors National Park 144,194 is identical to site 143,490
North York Moors Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 44,053 protected area contained by site 0
Noddle End Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 10 protected area contained by site 0
Newtondale Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 942 protected area contained by site 0
Nabgate Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 7 protected area contained by site 0
Low Pasture Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 11 protected area contained by site 0
Littlebeck Wood Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 17 protected area contained by site 0
Kildale Hall Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 7 protected area contained by site 0
Iron Scar and Hundale Point To Scalby Ness Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 117 protected area overlaps with site 0
Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 20,433 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Hole Of Horcum Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 147 protected area contained by site 0
Hill House Nab Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 4 protected area contained by site 0
Hayburn Wyke Nature Reserve 26 protected area contained by site 0
Hayburn Wyke Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 21 protected area contained by site 0
Harwood Dale Moor Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 0 protected area contained by site 0
Hackness Rock Pit Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 0 protected area contained by site 0
Hackness Head Quarry Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 3 protected area contained by site 0
Guisborough Branch Walkway Local Nature Reserve 8 protected area overlaps with site 0
Gowerdale Windy Pits/Peak Scar Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 5 protected area contained by site 0
Gormire Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 55 protected area contained by site 0
Forge Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve 67 protected area contained by site 0
Fen Bog Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 27 protected area contained by site 0
Farndale Woodlands Nature Reserve 13 protected area contained by site 0
Farndale Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 158 protected area contained by site 0
Fairy Call Beck Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 2 protected area contained by site 0
Ellerburn Bank Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 3 protected area contained by site 0
Eller's Wood and Sand Dale Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 9 protected area contained by site 0
Eller`S Wood And Sand Dale Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4 protected area contained by site 0
Duncombe Park National Nature Reserve 104 protected area contained by site 0
Duncombe Park Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 119 protected area contained by site 0
Cropton Banks and Howlgate Head Woods Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 42 protected area contained by site 0
Cockrah Wood Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 12 protected area contained by site 0
Cliff Ridge Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 3 protected area contained by site 0
Caydale Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 164 protected area contained by site 0
Cawthorn Moor Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 39 protected area contained by site 0
Castlebeck and Scar Woods Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 59 protected area contained by site 0
Castle Hill Deer Park and Windy Pits Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 140 protected area contained by site 0
Bull Ings Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 3 protected area overlaps with site 0
Broughton Bank Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 5 protected area contained by site 0
Bridestones Nature Reserve 138 protected area contained by site 0
Bride Stones Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 121 protected area contained by site 0
Bransdale Nature Reserve 165 protected area contained by site 0
Boulby Quarries Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 42 protected area overlaps with site 0
Botton Head Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 4 protected area contained by site 0
Blaiskey Bank Springs Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1 protected area contained by site 0
Biller Howe Dale Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 86 protected area contained by site 0
Beck Hole Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 70 protected area contained by site 0
Beast Cliff - Whitby (Robin Hood`S Bay) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 265 protected area contained by site 0
Ashberry and Reins Wood Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 99 protected area contained by site 0
Arnecliff And Park Hole Woods Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 52 protected area contained by site 0
Arnecliff and Park Hole Woods Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 52 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Shrubland Scrub, Heathland -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Blanket bogs, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
military -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: North Yorkshire Moors. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2020.