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Rutland Water


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
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC passage 2001-2006 586 individuals B1i, C3
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC passage 2001-2006 774 individuals B1i, C3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2001-2006 26,224 individuals A4iii, C4
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 2001-2006 27,833 individuals A4iii, C4

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 high very unfavourable high
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
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - unspecified species happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (unknown use) likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration high

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Spatula clypeata Northern Shoveler 550 201 individuals 37 very unfavourable
Mareca strepera Gadwall 1160 251 individuals 22 very unfavourable
Species group - waterbirds A4iii 21919 27833 individuals 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 comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity high
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Rutland Water Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1,556 protected area overlaps with site 1,550
Rutland Water Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,555 is identical to site 1,550
Rutland Water Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,360 protected area overlaps with site 1,360

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rutland Water. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/01/2021.