Babel Island Group


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
Little Penguin Eudyptula minor LC resident 1986 33,743 breeding pairs A4ii
Short-tailed Shearwater Ardenna tenuirostris LC resident 1986 3,113,600-3,428,794 breeding pairs A4ii
Pacific Gull Larus pacificus LC resident 1986 50-62 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

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

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: large scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high

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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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Storehouse Island Conservation Area 27 protected area overlaps with site 198
Cat Island Conservation Area 49 protected area overlaps with site 30
Babel Island Indigenous Protected Area 441 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Sea cliffs, rocky shores & rocky islets -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Land ownership
Cat Island and Storehouse Island are Conservation Areas; Babel Island is owned by the Tasmanian Aboriginal community.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Babel Island Group. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/07/2020.