Cape Crozier, Ross Island

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2015

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae LC breeding 2012 272,340 breeding pairs A4ii
South Polar Skua Catharacta maccormicki LC breeding 2012-2013 1,108 breeding pairs A4ii
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 2012-2013 273,448 breeding pairs A4iii

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)
Ross Sea Region Marine Protected Area Marine Protected Area (CCAMLR) 209,002,700 protected area contains site 0
Cape Crozier Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) 1,900 protected area contained by site 1,900

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cape Crozier, Ross Island. Downloaded from on 04/02/2023.