Auckland Islands 1 (offshore)

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2014

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Southern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome VU breeding 1990-1993 521-532 breeding pairs A1
Southern Royal Albatross Diomedea epomophora VU breeding 2009-2013 69 breeding pairs A1
Antipodean Albatross Diomedea antipodensis EN breeding 1972-2013 4,788-7,372 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
Light-mantled Albatross Phoebetria palpebrata NT breeding 1972 28 breeding pairs A1
White-capped Albatross Thalassarche steadi NT - - 118,550-118,956 breeding pairs A1, A4ii
White-chinned Petrel Procellaria aequinoctialis VU breeding 2014 min 155,000 breeding pairs A1, A4ii

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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1,386,792 protected area overlaps with site 0
Auckland Islands - Motu Maha Marine Reserve 505,710 protected area overlaps with site 0
15JA2 c Closed Seamount Area 1,023,501 protected area overlaps with site 0

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Auckland Islands 1 (offshore). Downloaded from on 24/06/2021.