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Værøy


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2014

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica VU breeding 2009 40,000 breeding pairs A4ii, B1ii, B2
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 2009 40,000 breeding pairs A4iii

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)
2016 very high very unfavourable low
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
Climate change and severe weather other impacts happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors flight paths past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Rissa tridactyla Black-legged Kittiwake 17500 5000 breeding pairs 29 very unfavourable
Fratercula arctica Atlantic Puffin 70000 40000 breeding pairs 58 unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation Unknown Unknown low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Måstadfjellet Protected Landscape 514 protected area contained by site 0
Måstadfjellet Nature Reserve 287 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Sea Open Sea -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Værøy. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2019.