SJ010
South Spitsbergen National Park


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
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC breeding 1992-2008 1,900 mature individuals A3, B1i, B3
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis VU breeding 2005-2014 present A1, A3
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT breeding 1900-2009 3,870 individuals A3, B1i, B3
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT breeding 2005-2014 max 10 breeding pairs A3
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla VU breeding 2008-2010 101,000 mature individuals A4i, B1i
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus LC breeding 1989-2010 912 mature individuals A3
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle LC breeding 1989-2010 704 mature individuals B1ii, B2
Little Auk Alle alle LC breeding 1989-2010 498,600 mature individuals A3, A4ii, B1ii
Thick-billed Murre Uria lomvia LC breeding 2008-2010 296,000 mature individuals A4ii, B1ii, B2
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 1989-2010 900,000 mature individuals 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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Svalbard West Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 2,004,400 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sørkapp fuglereservat Naturreservater (Svalbard) 869 protected area contained by site 3,599
Sørkapp Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 39,710 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sør-Spitsbergen nasjonalpark Nasjonalpark (Svalbard) 502,380 is identical to site 1,317,734
Olsholmen fuglereservat Naturreservater (Svalbard) 2 protected area contained by site 46
Isøyane fuglereservat Naturreservater (Svalbard) 34 protected area contained by site 230
Isøyane Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 30 protected area contained by site 30
Dunøyane fuglereservat Naturreservater (Svalbard) 154 protected area contained by site 1,191
Dunøyane Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 120 protected area contained by site 120

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Tundra -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: South Spitsbergen National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/01/2021.