FO017
Stóra Dímun


Country/territory: Faroe Islands (to Denmark)

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2 (2000)
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Area: 265 ha

Protection status:

Føroya Fuglafødifelag (Faroese Orginithological Society)

Site description
A small island with rugged coasts, steep cliffs, boulder-screes, and grass slopes. Land-uses include sheep-grazing.

Key biodiversity
The island holds internationally important seabird colonies, with c.130,000 pairs of breeding seabird, including Rissa tridactyla (36,900 pairs) and Uria aalge (29,600 individuals).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Stóra Dímun. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/10/2018.