ZA088
Dassen Island


Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii (1998)
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Area: 273 ha

BirdLife South Africa
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 high favourable high
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Site summary
Dassen Island, South Africa's second largest coastal island lies 9 km from the mainland between Saldanha Bay and Cape Town. This island reaches 19.2 m above sea level at its highest point. Owing to its proximity to the mainland and offers sanctuary to a variety of land and seabirds. The most important resident is the African Penguin Spheniscus demersus.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dassen Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/10/2021.