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Ramna Stacks and Gruney


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
Leach's Storm-petrel Hydrobates leucorhous VU breeding 1999 20 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 very high 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
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Hydrobates leucorhous 22 20 breeding pairs 91 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 comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Not assessed medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Uyea - North Roe Coast Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 258 protected area overlaps with site 0
Shetland National Scenic Area 41,817 protected area contains site 0
Ramna Stacks and Gruney RSPB Reserve 12 is identical to site 12
Ramna Stacks and Gruney Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 12 protected area overlaps with site 12
Ramna Stacks and Gruney Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 12 protected area overlaps with site 11
Ramna Stacks & Gruney Nature Reserve 12 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Rock stacks and islets -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ramna Stacks and Gruney. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/10/2022.