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Location United Kingdom, Scotland
Central coordinates 3o 51.02' West  55o 56.83' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 3,297 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description A large area of mixed bog and marsh, important for wintering wildfowl, mainly Anser fabalis.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis winter  2007  300 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2007 medium favourable medium
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Energy production and mining mining and quarrying likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Energy production and mining renewable energy likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low

Anser fabalis Bean Goose 128 300 individuals 100 favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  medium 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Blanket bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  major
Grassland   major
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations  minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Slamannan Plateau. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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