Bountiful Islands


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii LC breeding 1991 1,980 breeding pairs A4i
Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii LC breeding 1991 26,000-30,000 breeding pairs A4i

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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 low not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Sand cays, islets & bars -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised -
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Land ownership
Traditional owners are Lardil people: Bountiful Island is known as Meldan or Meldanga. http://www.environment.gov.au/indigenous/publications/pubs/thuwathu-bujimulla-plan.pdf. Native title exists over the islands.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bountiful Islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/07/2019.