Southern Midsjö Bank

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2016

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 2005-2016 7,500-160,000 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle LC winter 1993 770 individuals B1ii
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 2005-2016 7,500-160,000 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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 high very unfavourable negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - intentional use: subsistence/sml scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Energy production and mining renewable energy likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Pollution industrial & military effluents - oil spills 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
Clangula hyemalis Long-tailed Duck 1060000 206000 individuals 20 very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Unknown 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)
Norra Midsjöbanken Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 212 protected area contains site 29,700
Hoburgs bank och Midsjöbankarna Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,051,111 protected area overlaps with site 0
Hoburgs bank och Midsjöbankarna Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,051,111 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Open Sea -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Southern Midsjö Bank. Downloaded from on 03/12/2020.