The site was identified as important in 2001 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
|Species||Current IUCN Red List Category||Season||Year(s)||Population estimate at site||IBA criteria met|
|Pink Pigeon Nesoenas mayeri||VU||resident||1998||present||A1, A2|
|Mauritius Kestrel Falco punctatus||EN||resident||1998||present||A1, A2|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2001).
|Protected area (PA)||PA designation||PA area (ha)||Relationship of PA with IBA||Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)|
|Ile de la Passe||Ancient Monument||2||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Ile Aux Vacoas||National Park||1||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Ile Aux Fouquets||National Park||2||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Ile aux Aigrettes||Nature Reserve||25||protected area contained by site||25|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mauritius South-eastern Islets. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/mauritius-south-eastern-islets-iba-mauritius on 07/12/2023.