NZ051
Ka Whata Tu o Rakihouia/Kaikoura


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
Hutton's Shearwater Puffinus huttoni EN breeding 1964-2008 108,000-114,000 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Spotted Shag Phalacrocorax punctatus LC winter 1980-2015 300-3,000 individuals A4ii
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a - - 100,000-499,999 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Wakatu Quay Kaikoura Stewardship Area 0 protected area contained by site 0
Waipapa Point Scenic Reserve 17 protected area overlaps with site 0
Waimangarara River Stewardship Area 7 protected area overlaps with site 0
Waimangarara Ecological Area 465 protected area is adjacent to site 0
South Bay, Kaikoura PPL Conservation Covenant 6 protected area contained by site 0
Seaward Valley Road Kaikoura Scenic Reserve 1,557 protected area overlaps with site 0
Rileys Lookout Nature Reserve 1 protected area overlaps with site 1
Puhi Puhi River Stewardship Area 4 protected area contained by site 0
Puhi Puhi Scenic Reserve 15 protected area contained by site 0
Protected Private Land - Boyd, Cemetery Bush Hapuku Conservation Covenant 2 protected area contained by site 0
Pinnacle Rock Nature Reserve 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Okiwi Bay Scenic Reserve 122 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Oaro Stewardship Area 1 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mount Uerau (Uwerau) Nature Reserve 998 protected area overlaps with site 998
Mount Manakau Scenic Reserve 3,444 protected area overlaps with site 3,444
M J Nurse - Woodbank Conservation Covenant 36 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ludstone Road Field Centre Stewardship Area 1 protected area contained by site 0
Kowhai Riverbed Stewardship Area 63 protected area contained by site 0
Kean Point Scenic Reserve 3 protected area contained by site 0
Karetu Scenic Reserve 26 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Karakanui Stewardship Area 1 protected area contained by site 0
Kaikoura Peninsula Scenic Reserve 23 protected area contained by site 23
Kaikoura Peninsula Scenic Reserve 17 protected area contained by site 14
Kaikoura North Bay (former limestone quarry) Scenic Reserve Scenic Reserve 4 protected area contained by site 0
Kaikoura Stewardship Area 5 protected area contained by site 0
Ka Whata Tu o Rakihouia (Proposed Addition) Stewardship Area 2,703 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ka Whata Tu o Rakihouia Conservation Park 87,939 protected area overlaps with site 0
Jordan Stream Scenic Reserve 1,229 protected area overlaps with site 0
Hikurangi Marine Reserve 10,395 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Hapuku River Stewardship Area 6 protected area contained by site 0
Hapuku Scenic Reserve 61 protected area contained by site 0
Fyffe Palmer Scenic Reserve 12 protected area overlaps with site 0
Esplanade Kaikoura Stewardship Area 1 protected area contained by site 0
Coast Kaikoura Township Stewardship Area 3 protected area contained by site 0
Blue Duck Scientific Reserve 153 protected area overlaps with site 0
Beach Road Hapuku Stewardship Area 24 protected area contained by site 0
Atia Point, Kaikoura PPL Conservation Covenant 14 protected area contained by site 0
Armers Beach Stewardship Area 1 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Shrubland -
Forest -
Marine Intertidal -
Grassland -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ka Whata Tu o Rakihouia/Kaikoura. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/08/2022.