Skokholm and Skomer

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 427 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 unfavourable high low
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Site description (2007 baseline)
These two islands have a plateau-like form, and are bounded by cliffs reaching 70 m in height on Skomer. Salt spray and nutrient enrichment from seabirds affect the vegetation, which includes maritime grassland and Juncus flushes. The IBA is important for its breeding colonies of seabirds and waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Skokholm and Skomer. Downloaded from on 03/12/2023.