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Location Norway, Møre og Romsdal
Central coordinates 5o 36.00' East  62o 24.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3
Area 9,520 ha
Altitude 0 - 333m
Year of IBA assessment 2014

Norsk Ornitologisk Forening

Site description An island with cliffs and steep slopes, partly covered with boulders, grassland and heath. There is sheep-grazing.

Key Biodiversity An important seabird colony, the largest in southern Norway. Breeding numbers of Stercorarius skua (15 pairs) and S. parasiticus (3 pairs) are also noteworthy. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (non-breeding visitor; probably breeds too).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus breeding  2013  3,100 breeding pairs  good  B1ii, B3  Least Concern 
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis breeding  2010-2011  500-1,200 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i, B3  Least Concern 
Razorbill Alca torda breeding  2013  1,000-2,000 breeding pairs  medium  B1ii  Near Threatened 
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica breeding  2013  50,000-70,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4ii, B1ii, B2  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - seabirds breeding  2010-2013  55,000-75,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Goksøyrmyrane Nature Reserve 85 protected area contained by site 0  
Runde Wildlife Conservation Area 269 protected area contained by site 0  
Runde Zoological Protection of Species 9,208 is identical to site 0  
Runde and Grasøyane Nature Reserve 265 protected area contained by site 265  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas Scree & boulders  -
Shrubland Heathland  -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -

Protection status National Partial International None265 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Runde and Grasøyane, 265 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Runde. Downloaded from on 28/11/2015

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