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Røst


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2014

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
European Shag Gulosus aristotelis LC breeding 2006-2013 888-957 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B3
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica VU breeding 2014 310,000 breeding pairs A4ii, B1ii, B2
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 2014 310,000 breeding pairs A4iii

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)
2016 very high 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
Climate change and severe weather other impacts happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors shipping lanes happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Fratercula arctica Atlantic Puffin 1440000 300000 breeding pairs 21 very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Very little or no conservation action taking place low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)
Røstøyan Protected Landscape 6,986 protected area contained by site 0
Røstlandet Nature Reserve 91 protected area contained by site 92
Nykan Nature Reserve 105 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Blanket bogs -
Coastline Salt marshes, Sea cliffs and rocky shores -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Røst. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/08/2019.