NZM010
Canterbury (offshore)


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2018

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
Northern Royal Albatross Diomedea sanfordi EN - - present A1
Hutton's Shearwater Puffinus huttoni EN - - present A1
Spotted Shag Phalacrocorax punctatus LC breeding 1996 min 45,000 mature individuals A4ii
Black-fronted Tern Chlidonias albostriatus EN non-breeding 1970-2014 300 individuals A1, A4i
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a - - - 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)
Whitewash Head/Scarborough Wildlife Refuge Wildlife Refuge 4 protected area overlaps with site 0
Washdyke Lagoon Wildlife Refuge Wildlife Refuge 119 protected area overlaps with site 0
Wainono Lagoon Foreshore Stewardship Area 63 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pohatu Marine Reserve 234 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pacific Ocean Foreshore Waipara River Stewardship Area 12 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Pacific Ocean Foreshore Napenape Stewardship Area 36 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pacific Ocean Foreshore Kaitorete Spit Stewardship Area 147 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Pacific Ocean Foreshore Gum Tree Gully Stewardship Area 15 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pacific Ocean Foreshore Coopers Lagoon Stewardship Area 25 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pacific Ocean Foreshore below Ella Stewardship Area 20 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pacific Ocean Foreshore Stewardship Area 221 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Pacific Oceam Foreshore Evesham Stewardship Area 44 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Motunau Island Nature Reserve 3 protected area overlaps with site 0
Milford Lagoon Stewardship Area 80 protected area overlaps with site 0
McCormacks Bay Stewardship Area 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
King Billy Island Scenic Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 0
Kaitorete Spit Stewardship Area 3 protected area overlaps with site 0
Akaroa Head Scenic Reserve 12 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Akaroa Marine Reserve 512 protected area overlaps with site 0
Adderley Head Scenic Reserve 147 protected area is adjacent to site 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Canterbury (offshore). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/08/2020.