Dusky Sound Wet Jacket Arm

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2014

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 NT breeding 1991-1995 min 25 nests A1, A4ii
New Zealand Kaka Nestor meridionalis EN resident - present A1
Yellowhead Mohoua ochrocephala EN resident - present A1

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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 2,600,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Taumoana (Five Fingers Peninsula) Marine Reserve 1,473 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Moana Uta (Wet Jacket Arm) Marine Reserve 2,017 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Fiordland National Park National Park 1,278,214 protected area contains site 1,520


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Shrubland -
Forest -
Marine Intertidal -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dusky Sound Wet Jacket Arm. Downloaded from on 08/08/2022.