Banks Peninsula

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
Yellow-eyed Penguin Megadyptes antipodes EN breeding 1968-2011 30-46 nests A1, A4ii
Spotted Shag Phalacrocorax punctatus LC breeding 1997-1999 min 22,123 nests A4i
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a - - 20,000-49,999 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)
Whitewash Head/Scarborough Wildlife Refuge Wildlife Refuge 4 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pohatu Wildlife Refuge Government Purpose Reserve 13 protected area overlaps with site 13
Pohatu Marine Reserve 234 protected area overlaps with site 0
Palm Gully Scenic Reserve 111 protected area overlaps with site 21
Godley Head Farm Park Government Purpose Reserve 272 protected area contained by site 272
Dan Rogers Nature Reserve 8 protected area contained by site 7
Akaroa Head Scenic Reserve 12 protected area contained by site 14
Akaroa Marine Reserve 512 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Adderley Head Scenic Reserve 147 protected area contained by site 147


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Intertidal -
Shrubland -
Forest -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Banks Peninsula. Downloaded from on 08/08/2022.