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Pembrokeshire Cliffs


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
Razorbill Alca torda NT breeding 1999-2001 3,297 individuals B3
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC breeding 1995 12 breeding pairs C6
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax LC breeding 2002-2004 31 breeding pairs B2, 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 favourable medium
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 likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Alca torda Razorbill 2209 3297 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax Red-billed Chough 30 31 breeding pairs 100 favourable

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90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
West Wales Marine / Gorllewin Cymru Forol Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 737,614 protected area overlaps with site 0
Tresiessyllt Nature Reserve 18 protected area overlaps with site 0
Treginnis Peninsula Nature Reserve 89 protected area overlaps with site 0
Strumble Head - Llechdafad Cliffs Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 205 protected area overlaps with site 204
Stackpole Quay - Trewent Point Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 64 protected area overlaps with site 0
Stackpole Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 314 protected area is adjacent to site 315
Stackpole Nature Reserve 655 protected area overlaps with site 0
Stackpole National Nature Reserve 233 protected area is adjacent to site 0
St. David's Peninsula Coast Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 686 protected area overlaps with site 681
St. David's Peninsula Heritage Coast 14 protected area overlaps with site 699
St Elvis Nature Reserve 34 protected area overlaps with site 0
St David's Head Nature Reserve 215 protected area overlaps with site 0
St David`S / Ty Ddewi Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 934 protected area contained by site 0
Solva Nature Reserve 13 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ramsey/Ynys Ddewi Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 297 protected area overlaps with site 277
Ramsey Island National Nature Reserve 277 protected area contained by site 277
Ramsey Island RSPB Reserve 278 protected area contained by site 278
Ramsey Island Nature Reserve 277 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ramsey and St David`s Peninsula Coast Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 831 protected area overlaps with site 838
Ramsay Island National Nature Reserve 282 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pointz Castle to Pen-y-Cwm Nature Reserve 41 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pen Beri and Treleidir Nature Reserve 13 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 138,038 protected area overlaps with site 210
Pembrokeshire Marine / Sir Benfro Forol Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park 61,476 protected area overlaps with site 1,193
Morfa and Nine Wells Nature Reserve 14 protected area overlaps with site 0
Llanunwas Nature Reserve 19 protected area overlaps with site 0
Llanferran Nature Reserve 16 protected area overlaps with site 0
Limestone Coast Of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen De Orllewin Cymru Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,584 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Limestone Coast of South West Wales / Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 0 protected area is adjacent to site 0
FRESHWATER EAST Local Nature Reserve 41 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Castlemartin Coast Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,114 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Caerbwdy and Carn Nwchwm Nature Reserve 11 protected area overlaps with site 0
Bristol Channel Approaches / Dynesfeydd Môr Hafren Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 584,994 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub, Heathland -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Sand dunes and beaches, Shingle or stony beaches, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Rock stacks and islets, Scree and boulders, Caves -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pembrokeshire Cliffs. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/12/2020.