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South Tayside Goose Roosts


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
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC winter 1989-1994 4,340 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus LC winter 1989-1994 47,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3

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 medium 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
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Anser anser Greylag Goose 4340 39 individuals 1 very unfavourable
Anser brachyrhynchus Pink-footed Goose 47000 31 individuals 1 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90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium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)
Upper Strathearn Oakwoods Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 155 protected area overlaps with site 0
South Tayside Goose Roosts Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 332 protected area contained by site 331
South Tayside Goose Roosts Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 331 protected area overlaps with site 331
Shelforkie Moss Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 111 protected area contained by site 111
Dupplin Lakes Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 128 protected area overlaps with site 125
Drummond Lochs Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 128 protected area overlaps with site 130
Crieff Woods Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 152 protected area overlaps with site 63
Carsebreck and Rhynd Lochs Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 220 protected area overlaps with site 224

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Raised bogs, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: South Tayside Goose Roosts. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/09/2020.