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The Gearagh and the Iniscarra reservoir


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered

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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
The Gearagh SPA Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 323 protected area overlaps with site 104
The Gearagh SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 558 protected area overlaps with site 163
The Gearagh Nature Reserve 300 protected area contained by site 300
Lee Reservoir Wildfowl Sanctuary 0 unknown 0
Gearagh, The Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 307 protected area contained by site 307
Gearagh Biogenetic Reserves 307 protected area contained by site 300

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: The Gearagh and the Iniscarra reservoir. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/08/2022.