Country/territory: South Africa
IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii (1998)
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Area: 550 ha
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Robben Island is South Africa's largest coastal island and lies 11 km from Table Bay harbour in Cape Town. This oval 5 x 2 km island rises 30 m above sea level at its highest point. The island contains African Penguins Spheniscus demersus and large numbers of breeding Bank Cormorant Phalacrocorax neglectus.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Robben Island. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/7164 on 02/06/2023.