Douglas-Apsley


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2009 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Tasmanian Native-hen Tribonyx mortierii LC resident 1998-2008 uncommon A2, A3
Green Rosella Platycercus caledonicus LC resident 1998-2008 common A2, A3
Black-headed Honeyeater Melithreptus affinis LC resident 1998-2008 uncommon A2, A3
Strong-billed Honeyeater Melithreptus validirostris VU resident 1998-2008 uncommon A2, A3
Yellow-throated Honeyeater Nesoptilotis flavicollis LC resident 1998-2008 common A2, A3
Yellow Wattlebird Anthochaera paradoxa LC resident 1998-2008 common A2, A3
Tasmanian Scrubwren Sericornis humilis LC resident 1998-2008 frequent A2, A3
Scrubtit Acanthornis magna LC resident 1998-2008 uncommon A2, A3
Tasmanian Thornbill Acanthiza ewingii LC resident 1998-2008 frequent A2
Black Currawong Strepera fuliginosa LC resident 1998-2008 common A2, A3
Pink Robin Petroica rodinogaster LC resident 1993 uncommon A3
Flame Robin Petroica phoenicea LC breeding 1998-2008 uncommon A1, A3
Dusky Robin Melanodryas vittata VU resident 1998-2008 frequent A2, A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2009).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2008 not assessed high not assessed
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset medium

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Toxteth Park #1/Toxteth Park #2/Toxteth Park #3/Toxteth Park #4 Conservation Covenant 53 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Hardings Falls Regional Reserve 1,939 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Douglas-Apsley National Park 15,834 is identical to site 16,086
Douglas River 2 Conservation Covenant 45 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Douglas River 1 Conservation Covenant 3 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Blindburn Creek Private Nature Reserve 41 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Eucalypt low open forests, Eucalypt open forests, Eucalypt tall open forests, Eucalypt woodlands, Other forests & woodlands -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -

Land ownership
Douglas-Apsley National Park is managed by the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service. Most is owned by the State but some is privately owned by the Wilderness Society (Parks and Wildlife Service 1993).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Douglas-Apsley. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/douglas-apsley-iba-australia on 26/02/2024.