Bouvetøya (Bouvet Island)

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2012

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Black-bellied Storm-petrel Fregetta tropica LC breeding 1998 1,000 breeding pairs A4ii
Southern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialoides LC breeding 1999 min 50,000 breeding pairs A4ii
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 1977-1999 73,000 breeding pairs A4iii

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

For more information about the IBA criteria, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Bouvetoya Naturreservat 5,800 protected area contains site 5,000

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
not utilised -
For further information about the land-use classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Bouvetøya (Bouvet Island). Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.