Atlantic, Southeast 3 - Marine

Country/territory: St Helena (to UK)

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 3,599,603 ha

Protection status:

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using tracking data. It falls within the St Helena (to UK) Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the Atlantic, Southeast FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 35996 km2 and is 2209 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 3425 to 4531 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 2.43 m/s, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 16.75 and 18.29 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.1 and 0.18 mg/m3.

Key biodiversity
1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. BirdLife analyses of tracking data estimates that 599-899 individuals of Wandering Albatross (VU) from South Georgia are present at the site during the Juvenile (Nov-Sep) life-history stage.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Atlantic, Southeast 3 - Marine. Downloaded from on 25/01/2021.