NZM016
Fiordland - West Coast South Island (South) (offshore)


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2013

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Fiordland Penguin Eudyptes pachyrhynchus VU breeding 2010 6,500-10,200 individuals A1, A4ii
Northern Royal Albatross Diomedea sanfordi EN unknown 1995-2001 present A1
Buller's Albatross Thalassarche bulleri NT breeding 1995-2005 5,500-16,000 individuals A1, A4ii

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)
2010 high not assessed low
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
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities 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Not assessed A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Whakapohai Wildlife Refuge 39 protected area overlaps with site 0
Westland / Tai Poutini National Park National Park 131,708 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Wanganui Riverbed Stewardship Area 1,675 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Wanganui Forest Stewardship Area 649 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Waitangiroto Nature Reserve 1,525 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Waiau Glacier Coast Marine Reserve 4,560 protected area overlaps with site 0
Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 2,600,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Te Wae Wae Bay Stewardship Area 6 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Te Tapuwae o Hua (Long Sound) Marine Reserve 3,692 protected area contained by site 0
Te Hapua (Sutherland Sound) Marine Reserve 456 protected area contained by site 0
Te Awaatu Channel Marine Reserve 94 protected area contained by site 0
Tauparikākā Marine Reserve 16 protected area overlaps with site 0
Taumoana (Five Fingers Peninsula) Marine Reserve 1,473 protected area contained by site 0
Taipari Roa (Elizabeth Island) Marine Reserve 616 protected area contained by site 0
Sandy Beach - Jacobs River Stewardship Area 11 protected area overlaps with site 0
Saltwater Lagoon Scenic Reserve 1,266 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Pyke Forest Stewardship Area 21,631 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Poerua River Mouth Stewardship Area 531 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Piopiotahi Marine Reserve 729 protected area contained by site 0
Open Bay Islands Wildlife Refuge 16 protected area overlaps with site 0
Okuru-Waiatoto Stewardship Area 17,314 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Okahu Wildlife Refuge Wildlife Refuge 163 protected area overlaps with site 0
Moana Uta (Wet Jacket Arm) Marine Reserve 2,017 protected area contained by site 0
Kutu Parera (Gaer Arm) Marine Reserve 434 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kahukura (Gold Arm) Marine Reserve 474 protected area contained by site 0
Hawea (Clio Rocks) Marine Reserve 410 protected area contained by site 0
Hautai Marine Reserve 854 protected area contained by site 0
Gillespies Beach Stewardship Area 112 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Fiordland National Park National Park 1,278,214 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Cook River to Haast River Stewardship Area 188,734 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Cook River Stewardship Area 1,617 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Breaksea Island Specially Protected Area 1,262 protected area overlaps with site 0
Arawhata Riverbed Stewardship Area 2,992 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Arawhata Stewardship Area 107,706 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Abut Head Stewardship Area 63 protected area overlaps with site 0
Abbey Rocks Stewardship Area 157 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Fiordland - West Coast South Island (South) (offshore). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/09/2020.