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Rousay


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
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea LC breeding 2007 24 nests C7

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 high very unfavourable 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 some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Sterna paradisaea Arctic Tern 925 24 breeding pairs 3 very unfavourable

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90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium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)
Rousay Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 2,307 protected area overlaps with site 631
Rousay Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Rousay Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 5,481 protected area contains site 631

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Blanket bogs, Fens, transition mires and springs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
not utilised -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rousay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/11/2020.