South Sandwich Islands 1 - Marine


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
Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae LC breeding 2011 53,000 breeding pairs A4ii
Chinstrap Penguin Pygoscelis antarcticus LC breeding 2011 1,236,000 breeding pairs A4ii
Macaroni Penguin Eudyptes chrysolophus VU breeding 2011 96,000 breeding pairs A1, 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.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Marine Protected Area Marine Protected Area 107,000,000 protected area contains site 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: South Sandwich Islands 1 - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/11/2020.