Gammon Ranges and Arkaroola

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
Short-tailed Grasswren Amytornis merrotsyi NT resident 1998-2008 frequent A2, A3
Pied Honeyeater Certhionyx variegatus LC unknown 1998-2008 uncommon A3
Cinnamon Quail-thrush Cinclosoma cinnamomeum LC resident 1998-2008 rare A3
Chirruping Wedgebill Psophodes cristatus LC resident 1998-2008 frequent A3

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)
2016 high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid 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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park 126,244 protected area contained by site 124,328
Lake Frome Regional Reserve 259,362 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Eucalypt woodlands, Other forests & woodlands -
Savanna Acacia open woodlands, Eucalypt open woodlands -
Grassland Tussock grasslands -
Shrubland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Land ownership
Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park is co-managed by the Department for Environment and Heritage and the indigenous Adnyamathanha people. Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary is leasehold land managed privately for tourism and conservation; it is officially recognised as a nature sanctuary under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gammon Ranges and Arkaroola. Downloaded from on 29/05/2022.