Canary current shelf-break South

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2016

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
European Storm-petrel Hydrobates pelagicus LC non-breeding 2012 56,000 individuals A4ii
Band-rumped Storm-petrel Hydrobates castro LC non-breeding 2012 8,000 individuals A4ii
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris borealis LC - 2000-2005 13,000 individuals A4ii
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri LC - 2012 900-4,000 individuals A4ii
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus LC non-breeding 2012 65,000 individuals A4ii
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius LC non-breeding 2012 109,800 individuals A4i
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus LC non-breeding 2012 26,250 individuals A4ii
Great Skua Catharacta skua LC non-breeding 2012 3,000 individuals A4ii

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)
Banc d’Arguin Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,200,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Banc d'Arguin National Park World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1,200,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Banc d'Arguin National Park 1,207,500 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Oceanic -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Canary current shelf-break South. Downloaded from on 20/09/2021.