Tekuru Kuru

Site description (2014 baseline):

Key biodiversity
IBA Trigger species: King Shag

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Human disturbance – Yes - All breeding grounds need to be legally protected and a code of practice adopted by local commercial charter-boat operators and fishers to minimise disturbance of colonies. It is recommended that no boat approach closer than 100m from colonies during breeding (March to August) (Van Eerden & Munsterman 2012).

Predation by alien species – No
Habitat loss or degradation – No
Contamination – No
Natural disaster – No
Parasite or pathogen - No
Other – No

Protected areas
Tekuru Kuru/Stewart Island - Maori reservation - Protected area contained by site

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Tekuru Kuru. Downloaded from on 21/02/2024.