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Location United Kingdom, South West
Central coordinates 2o 27.84' West  50o 37.32' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 172 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds



Site description Wetland complex comprising the nature reserves of Radipole Lake and Lodmoor, this site is particularly important for breeding reedbed species and passage Acrocephalus paludicola.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola passage  2007  2 individuals  good  C6  Vulnerable 
Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti breeding  2007  46 males only  good  C6  Least Concern 
Bearded Parrotbill Panurus biarmicus breeding  2007  16 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2007 medium not assessed high
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Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - nutrient loads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - soil erosion, sedimentation happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - sewage happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  high 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Lodmoor RSPB Reserve 75 protected area contained by site 75  
Lodmoor Site of Special Scientific Interest 75 protected area contained by site 76  
Radipole Lake RSPB Reserve 82 protected area contained by site 82  
Radipole Lake Site of Special Scientific Interest 96 protected area contained by site 97  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   major

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Weymouth Wetlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/12/2014

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