NZM014
Southern South Island (offshore)


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
Fiordland Penguin Eudyptes pachyrhynchus NT breeding 1990-2010 500 mature individuals A1, A4i
Yellow-eyed Penguin Megadyptes antipodes EN breeding 1992-2011 2,400 mature individuals A1, A4ii
Northern Royal Albatross Diomedea sanfordi EN breeding 2012 100 mature individuals A1
Mottled Petrel Pterodroma inexpectata NT breeding 1990-2010 380,000 mature individuals A1, A4ii
Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea NT breeding 1990-2010 5,000,000 mature individuals A1, A4ii
Hutton's Shearwater Puffinus huttoni EN - - present A1

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)
Waituna Wetlands Scientific Reserve 3,566 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Waipapa Beach Stewardship Area 112 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Wainono Lagoon Foreshore Stewardship Area 63 protected area overlaps with site 0
Waikawa Harbour, Niagra Stewardship Area 3 protected area overlaps with site 0
Waikawa Harbour Stewardship Area 5 protected area overlaps with site 0
Waikawa Scenic Reserve 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
The Resevoir, Haldane Stewardship Area 165 protected area overlaps with site 0
Taieri Island / Moturata PPL Conservation Covenant 3 protected area overlaps with site 0
Taieri Island / Moturata Scenic Reserve 2 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pleasant River Sand Spit Stewardship Area 13 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Curio Bay Scientific Reserve 5 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Clutha River Mouth Stewardship Area 7 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Chrystalls Beach Scenic Reserve 42 protected area overlaps with site 0
Catlins Conservation Park 52,889 protected area is adjacent to site 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Southern South Island (offshore). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/08/2022.