Netley-Libau Marsh

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan LC breeding 1999 4,500 breeding pairs A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1995 50,000-99,999 individuals 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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Libau Provincial Fauna Reserve 402 protected area overlaps with site 550
Libau Community Pasture 1,495 protected area overlaps with site 540


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Temperate deciduous -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Steppe & dry calcareous, Edaphic -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers, Freshwater lakes & pools, Freshwater marshes & swamps -
Artificial/Terrestrial Other urban & industrial areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Netley-Libau Marsh. Downloaded from on 28/03/2023.