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Location United Kingdom, Scotland
Central coordinates 5o 54.22' West  55o 58.85' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 34,586 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description An island complex, with uplands important for breeding raptors and other montane species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos resident  2003  9 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2007 medium not assessed not assessed
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Energy production and mining renewable energy likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Beinn Shiantaidh Site of Special Scientific Interest 38 protected area contained by site 38  
Garvellachs Site of Special Scientific Interest 255 protected area contained by site 255  
Kinuachdrach Site of Special Scientific Interest 142 protected area contained by site 142  
West Coast Of Jura Site of Special Scientific Interest 1,876 protected area contained by site 1,876  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Blanket bogs; Fens, transition mires and springs; Water fringe vegetation  major
Shrubland Heathland; Scrub  major
Grassland Humid grasslands  minor

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
tourism/recreation -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Jura, Scarba and the Gravellachs. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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