Saltstraumen & Skjerstadfjorden


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
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis VU winter 2010-2014 120-200 individuals A1
Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca VU winter 2004-2013 500-1,200 individuals A1, B2
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus VU winter 2004-2013 80-120 individuals B1i, B2

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 medium very unfavourable negligible
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 marine and freshwater aquaculture - industrial aquaculture happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Melanitta fusca Velvet Scoter 1200 410 individuals 35 very unfavourable
Podiceps auritus Horned Grebe 120 140 females 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place negligible
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Ytre Klungset Naturreservat 8 protected area contained by site 8
Sundstraumlian Naturreservat 127 protected area overlaps with site 0
Saltstraumen Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 2,500 protected area overlaps with site 0
Saltstraumen Marint verneområde (naturmangfoldloven) 3 protected area overlaps with site 2,474

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Neritic -
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Saltstraumen & Skjerstadfjorden. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/10/2020.