30-Kilometre Beach: Walvis - Swakopmund

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres LC winter - 5,211 individuals A4i
Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus LC non-breeding - 1,688 individuals A4i
Damara Tern Sternula balaenarum LC breeding - 120 breeding pairs A1, A4i
Damara Tern Sternula balaenarum LC non-breeding - 250 individuals A1, A4i

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)
Walvisbaai Private Reserve 72 protected area contained by site 72
Dorob National Park 817,600 protected area overlaps with site 2,100


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Grassland -
Desert -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: 30-Kilometre Beach: Walvis - Swakopmund. Downloaded from on 22/03/2023.